Good Brazilian Music that You Won’t Find on Spotify’s Top 50 Brazil Playlist

Julia's Thoughts

Music says a lot about a country’s culture and it can be very different to outsider’s ears. Brazil, being a extremely large country, has a range of different melodies, rhythms and music styles. Brazilians hear a lot of “gringa” music – a nice slang to talk about foreigners, but our radio mostly plays national music.

The most heard type of music is “sertanejo”, which is similar to American country with a hint of pop music. 58% of Brazilian people listen to sertanejo at least once a week. If you ever go there, you would frequently listen to this style on the radio and for sure, you would end up dancing it in a club. Just to have an idea how big this type of music is, check this Youtube Video with over 200 million views.

Following Sertanejo, there’s the Música Popular Brasileira (MPB), that means Brazilian Popular Music. This style is…

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