Thursday, May 1, 2014


                Música popular brasileira or MPB is the Brazilian pop music. It is a trend of bossa nova, samba and other Brazilian regional music, combining also with foreign influences. MPB was in the mid-1960s an intellectual movement made for student population, which made MPB later be known as "university music”. By that time, music was used to criticize injustice and government repression, especially military dictatorship and imperialism. A variation of MPB was the influential artistic movement “Tropicália”. Some famous artists of MPB are Elis Regina, Caetano Veloso, Vinicius de Moraes, Chico Buarque, Jorge Ben, Novos Bainos, Dominguinhos and others. One of my favorites is Jorge Ben <3 and the song País Tropical is a Brazilian “anthem” which talks about Brazil, the tropical country. J