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  • Bossa Nova Analysis

    Bossa Nova was a Brazilian musical movement started in 1958 with the song “Desafinado” by Tom Jobim and Newton Mendonça. This movement claims to the Brazilian Elites the art of music composition, which, since the beginning of the 20th century, had a very popular characteristic. Until then, the Samba dominated the musical scenario, and it was produced by the low class population in the rodas de samba, which were groups of musicians who would informally gather in bars to play and compose. Bossa Nova produced international hits such as Garota de Ipanema by Tom Jobim, reinterpreted by Frank Sinatra as Girl from Ipanema. Mammi (1992) says that Bossa Nova represents the Rio de Janeiro middle class; it suggests the idea of a refined life without being…

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  • Classicism In Brazil

    representative of Brazilian popular music. There are several regional forms of samba in other parts of the country, but the modern urban samba, are sung to the sound of palms and beaten rhythm, with one or more parts of verses declamatory and played with stringed instruments such as cavaquinho, guitar, and Various percussion instruments such as tambourine, deaf and tambourine. With the passing of the years, other aspects of the samba urban of Rio de Janeiro have emerged, which have gained their…

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  • History Concert Report Sample

    form was AABA and sounded like a Hardbop era song. My favorite part of the song would have to be its catchy melody, which was both uplifting and especially rich when harmonized with the horn instruments, something we touched on in class. The overall tempo was moderate and the harmony was finely detailed by the horns and piano when the main theme was being performed. Another interesting aspect was the cycle of solos going from the trombone to the piano, and then the trumpet to the bass; the solos…

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  • Tropicália

    been criticized for political complacency, with some declaring that its radical message was simply not enough without action. Tropicália embraced a synthesis of cultures, rejecting the modernismo’s idea of a dichotomy of cultures, to create a political message of unity in heavy divided society. Whilst Oswald de Andrade’s ‘Brazil Manifesto’ proposes the ‘forest and the school’ contrast of the tropical and the traditional cultures, Gilberto’s ‘Geleia geral’ presents a lively combination of them…

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  • Causes Of The French And Indian War

    One major cause for the French and Indian War was the creation of the Albany Congress. The Iroquois Confederacy was a strong coalition of several Indian tribes. This made them a valuable asset towards the British as having them as an ally could result in an easier victory over the inevitable war against the French. This coupled along with issues over governance produced the assembly. Overall this assembly was a complete bust as Britain was scared the committee would overpower the royal…

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  • The Founding Of New Acadia Summary

    Cajun culture, discovering a historical work on how the culture of Louisiana derived seemed quite appealing. The author of the novel, Carl A. Brasseaux, is a historian of French Colonial North America, and is known for his many works on the history of the modern-day Acadian culture. The author was born in Opelousas, Louisiana, which allowed him to become proficient in studying Louisiana 's distinct lifestyle. He graduated from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette with a Bachelors and Masters…

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  • Camaro Car History

    track racing was starting to get big they would typically use camaros and novas for race cars. If some of you have seen today’s camaros from the older ones they don’t look anything alike the older ones to me i like better because of the looks they are made stronger and more durable the newer ones are made of fiberglass and plastic they would end up being crushed in a car accident although the frames from the camaro are made from aluminium so they are a lot lighter than the older ones they…

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  • Acadians Of Nova Scotia Analysis

    In 1755, The Acadians of Nova Scotia were faced with an unsettling feeling of losing everything they own. It was between 1755 and 1763 that the government had decided that they would be expelling approximately ten thousand Acadians from Nova Scotia. From here, The Acadian exiles would be sent by the government to thirteen colonies along what now makes up the eastern coast of the United States . After concluding a great amount of research, the ultimate decision for this essay's thesis is that the…

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  • Loyalist Vs Patriots Analysis

    When is it a good time to become an independent nation? In 1607, the first colony was founded and settled by Englishmen. Since then, the colonists have been under the rule of the British king, receiving help and following the laws that are enforced. After years of being an English colony, people started disagreeing with how they were being treated. These people, also known as the patriots, started to rebel and try to get their king to notice what they wanted to get across. In the meantime,…

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  • Ta N Teli-Ktlamsitasit Summary

    believing is a book in the Canadian Ethnography Series and it 's written by Angela Robinson. The book takes place predominately in Eskasoni, Nova Scotia between 1997 and 2001 while according to the book Angela was doing her field research there. “ Between July 1997 and April 2000, I conducted three separate periods of participant-observation research in Cape Breton. My first two visits were spent mostly on the island of Potolek, where I attended the annual St.Anne 's Mission..” (Robinson, 2005)…

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