Bounded by the Atlantic Ocean on the east, Brazil has a coastline of 7,491km (4,655mi). It borders all other South American countries except Ecuador and Chile and occupies 47.3 percent of the continent of South America. Its Amazon River basin includes a vast tropical forest, home to diverse wildlife, a variety of ecological systems, and extensive natural resources spanning numerous protected habitats. This unique environmental heritage makes Brazil one of 17 megadiverse countries, and is the subject of significant global interest and debate regarding deforestation and environmental protection.
"Aquarela do Brasil" (Portuguese:[akwaˈɾɛlɐ du bɾaˈziw], Watercolor of Brazil), known in the English-speaking world simply as "Brazil", is one of the most famous Brazilian songs, written by Ary Barroso in 1939.
Background and composition
Ary Barroso wrote "Aquarela do Brasil" in early 1939, when he was prevented from leaving his home one rainy night due to a heavy storm. Its title, a reference to watercolor painting, is a clear reference to the rain. He also wrote "Três Lágrimas" (Three teardrops) on that same night, before the rain ended.
Describing the song in an interview to Marisa Lira, of the newspaper Diário de Notícias, Barroso said that he wanted to "free the samba away from the tragedies of life, of the sensual scenario already so explored". According to the composer, he "felt all the greatness, the value and the wealth of our land", reliving "the tradition of the national panels".
Initially, he wrote the first chords, which he defined as "vibrant", and a "plangent of emotions". The original beat "sang on [his] imagination, highlighting the sound of the rain, on syncope beats of fantastic tambourins". According to him, "the rest came naturally, music and lyrics at once". He declared to have felt like another person after writing the song.
Brazil is the second EP by Dutch recording artist Loona. The album was recorded in 2014 and released in June 6, 2014 through Sony.
Between 2009 and 2013, Loona released a string of summervibe tune singles, such as "Vamos a la playa", a Miranda cover, "Parapapapapa", "El Cucaracho, El Muchacho", a collaboration with Movetown, the Pigbag classic ""El Tiburón", "Policia", "Oh la la dance avec moi", the Los Diablos cover version "Rakatakata (Un Rayo de Sol)" or "Caliente". All these singles to be included on her long-awaited, sixth studio album with the working title Summer Dance, later retitled Rakatakata (Un Rayo de Sol). In 2014, when the WM came up, Loona released a 5-Track EP subtitled "Big 5" digitally through iTunes.
The Brazil extended play contains five songs, two of them, which are previously unreleased new songs, and three remixes. The album starts with "Brazil", a summervibe tune song and cover of Francisco Alves's "Aquarela do Brasil", which served as the albums' first and only single. The following two songs are remixes of the previously released Loona cover versions, the Paradisio classic "Bailando", in a Brasilian language version titled "Dançando" and a Rio version of "Mamboleo", a cover version of Herbert Grönemeyer's song "Mambo", from her first two albums "Lunita" and "Entre dos aguas". The fourth track is the Barry Manilow cover version of Copacabana. The last song is the 2k14 remix of "Rio de Janeiro" with Loona as guest vocalist, a track previously released by only Flava & Stevenson on their album Quantum of Dance. "Brazil" received a music video and was released in 2014.
Martin, who fell in love with Brazil when she lived there for several years, not only speaks Portuguese fluently, but very rapidly, because her energy level hovers — as one admirer on her Linked In social media page put it — at "The woman is on fire." ... Recent guests have included a Brazil-born mother and her American daughter.
But critics question whether he has lived up to the sweeping promises he made on the world stage, particularly as Brazil continues to grow its oil and natural gas sectors ... More than half of Brazil’s 1.7 million Indigenous people live in the Amazon, making them key partners in the fight for environmental protection.
Botafogo find themselves in a nightmare situation after they blew a 14-point advantage at the top of Brazil's top division to be overtaken by Palmeiras in the title race. Four sides can still win the title in Brazil with two rounds of the season remaining ...Crystal Palace's American billionaire co-owner John Textor lost his cool on live TV in Brazil.
The Deliveroo cyclist is from Brazil and the school is an Irish-medium primary school, of which there are many in Ireland, and these schools attract many children of Irish and non-Irish people living in Ireland who are interested in Irish traditional culture and the Irish language.
We can solve NYC’s migrant crisis — we did 100 years ago. Migrant children sexually abused in ‘rape tents’ while crossing deadly Darien Gap. report ...Fugitive who raped 5-year-old in Brazil is busted on Martha’s Vineyard. Nearly 50 million people living in the US were born in another country according to a shocking new report ... 3.
For too long, our cities have been regarded as peripheral to the climate fight ...The UN secretary-general, António Guterres, has said ... There is no clearer example illustrating the urgency of action than the recent unprecedented heatwaves of more than 50 degrees in the US and China, and the terrible flooding which has claimed dozens of lives in Brazil.
Taylor Swift flies to Kansas City to visit Travis Kelce after finishing Brazil Eras Tour shows ... After her plane went directly from Brazil to Kansas City, Mo., on Monday, the Daily Mail reported “they will be spending weeks at a time together” in the $6 million mansion he bought last month to give their romance some privacy.
He has built a strong affinity with the club and their supporters, and played down talks of a return to Brazil in the summer as his family are happy and settled in London... 'Everyone knows how much I would like to return to Fluminense, but today it's hard to talk to my family [about it] because my children don't want to live in Brazil,' Silva said ... .
After the holidays. The reason these plants don’t look like typical cactuses has to do with where their ancestors live in nature — the rainforests of Brazil. In their native habitats they are epiphytes, and spending their lives perched up in trees ... These wonderful, long-lived plants are even sometimes passed down from one generation to another ... .
... of seizing the territory whether the people who live there like it or not ... And they insist they do not want their lives disrupted by the referendum ... The situation is looking bad enough that Brazil is reportedly preparing its troops in the area for a possible invasion by Venezuela.
More than a year and a half since the iron ore mining stopped, the lives of Vanusia Souza dos Santos and her community in the heart of Brazil’s Bahia state have returned almost to normal ... of Brazil Iron Mineração Ltd., a subsidiary of U.K.-registered Brazil Iron Limited.