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.
A prolific but little-known collective of Brazilian amateur photographers from the mid-20th century is the subject of a new show at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York this week ... Two photographs Farkas made during his visit were included in his first solo exhibition at the Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo ... what makes a good photograph?”.
I’ve accidentally fostered pumpkins, which are taking over my flat ...Jackie’s pumpkin, which she has grown from seed. Photograph ... They also remind me of my home country of Brazil, which is full of forests ... Photograph ... Photograph ... Photograph ... Photograph ... Photograph ... Photograph ... Photograph ... Photograph ... Photograph ... Photograph ... Rebecca’s flat. Photograph ... Photograph ... .
Weather forecasting relies on supercomputers used to solve the mathematical equations that describe atmospheric flow. The accuracy of the forecasts is constrained by available computing power ...Energy costs have risen rapidly ... Are formed by the flexes / Of butterflies’ wings in Brazil." File photograph ... Of butterflies’ wings in Brazil ... .
The prolific but little-known Foto-Cine Clube Bandeirante, a collective of Brazilian amateur photographers, was founded in São Paulo in 1939 and produced captivating work that remains largely unseen by audiences outside Brazil... The show comprises more than 60 photographs that ...
Jair Bolsonaro ignored repeated warnings that his anti-scientific response to Covid-19 was leading Brazil down an “extremely perilous path” and putting tens of thousands of lives at risk, the country’s former health minister has claimed ... One such ally, the rightwing congressman Osmar Terra, claimed last April that Brazil’s epidemic was almost over.
But it's now a broken mess of sponsored posts and frustrating algorithms – and many photographers are understandably starting to jump ship. ... I was getting messages from as far away as India and Brazil from keen photographers who wanted advice on buying cameras and lenses ... Photographers do have other options.
The competition, based in Brazil, judged a large number of photographic submissions across six categories — Architecture, FineArt, Nature, Landscape, People, and Photojournalism — and received entries from 66 different countries.
From 2010 through 2019, Brazil’s Amazon basin gave off 16.6bn tonnes of CO2, while drawing down only 13.9bn tonnes, researchers reported Thursday in the journal NatureClimate Change... “Brazil saw a sharp decline in the application of environmental protection policies after the change of government in 2019,” the INRA said in a statement ... Photograph.
Photograph... Photograph ... Photograph ... Brazil ... Guilherme Casarões, a foreign affairs expert from Brazil’s Getúlio Vargas Foundation, said the rhetorical shift was clearly driven by a desire to avoid further alienating Brazil’s second-largest trading partner ... Photograph.
He largely duplicated Tomkins’s methods, even using Tomkins’s photographs to test subjects from Chile, Argentina, Brazil, the United States, and Japan...Darwin praised Duchenne’s “magnificent photographs” and included reproductions in his own work ... As the field grew in scale and complexity, so did the types of photographs used in affect recognition.