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.
The photographers featured in Tales By Light would argue that a lens is the perfect way to preserve it forever ...River photographs an Aboriginal elder on a tour ... Other photographers document subjects ranging from underwater predators in Brazil to adrenaline junky paragliders in Utah.
They were almost gone in our urban waters,” says Lessa, who moved to Lynn Valley by way of Brazil in 2016. As soon as he moved here, Lessa, an experienced nature photographer by trade, became enamoured with Metro Vancouver’s local waterways and the salmonids that populated these once bustling spawning grounds and salmon run spots. .
Brazilians are defending the attire of mascot 'Zé Gotinha', or 'Little Droplet,' after a Twitter user blamed Brazilian officials for not doing their due diligence after two people in the mascot costume were photographed with children receiving medical care. 'Brazil's vaccine ...
As no photographs or descriptions of the original house have survived, it was rebuilt entirely from the memories of Pelé’s mother, DonaCeleste, and his uncle Jorge, with period furniture and fixings sourced from antique shops ...It’s 50 years since he played his last game for Brazil ... Photograph ... Photograph ... Photograph ... Photograph ... Photograph.
As no photographs or descriptions of the original house have survived, it was rebuilt entirely from the memories of Pelé’s mother, DonaCeleste, and his uncle Jorge, with period furniture and fixings sourced from antique shops ...It’s 50 years since he played his last game for Brazil ... Photograph ... Photograph ... Photograph.
As she waited for Melissa to arrive, Glancey showed me a photograph of Melissa on the beach in Dubai, wearing a palm-print bikini and posing in a kind of provocative crouch – arms, breasts, thighs and buttocks all arranged for optimum effect ...Brazil is one of the most popular cosmetic-surgery destinations. Photograph ... Photograph ... Photograph.
After a once in a lifetime experience in Brazil, I arrived back home and realized there were places I should have visited, things I should have done ... I did take over 7,000 photos in Brazil ... My first trip, as Lillian and I photographed the Festa, I was fascinated by the Rebel Bikers of Brazil.
The samba schools parade in the 90,000-seat Sambódromo – a purpose-built 700-metre-long boulevard/stadium designed by Oscar Niemeyer, Brazil’s greatest architect ...Photograph ... Rio is so famous for its gorgeousness that it’s easy to forget it remains Brazil’s cultural capital ... Through sheer intellect he rose to become Brazil’s most celebrated writer.
The beauty - who will turn 40-years-old in April - has been sheltering with her friends and family in her native Brazil where she is often seen unwinding on the beach ...Alessandra Ambrosio wears a bikini on the beach in Brazil as... For weeks she has been in Cachoeira Do Bom Jesus, Santa Catarina, Brazil, with her friends and family.
When we arrived about midnight at the airport in Campinas, Brazil, we were met by Roberto Cullen ... We learned that when you go visit in Brazil, you take your own bedsheets and towels ... Our next stop was at the largest shopping mall in Brazil ... She is also one of Brazil’s top sports photographers ... Werner’s parents had immigrated to Brazil from Germany.
But there’s one thing that truly holds it ... We are so lucky.”“The House Where Colour Lives” ... Ferreted out of storage, those tables now flank an old Maxalto black velvet sofa, while nearby a 1981Peter ShireBrazil desk displays family photographs, and two matching Sottsass Treetops floor lamps, gifts from Joseph to Gene, occupy another corner ... .