Song of the Day – from Brazil – Anitta

OK, we can’t talk about Brazil without talking about their biggest current star, Anitta.  I wanted to show this video because I love Bahia, but also because I think it gives really interesting insight into how Anitta wants to present Brazil to the rest of the world – and make a cross-over to Spanish speaking Latin America and the U.S.

Another VERY popular genre in Brazil is forró (or musica sertaneja): the music of Brazil’s arid ranching regions.  Lots of harmonizing, accordion, and fiddle.

For more of a bossa nova vibe, check out Bebel Gilberto:

And some Brazilian rock!