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.
Sebastião Salgados is best known for his black-and-white photographs that focus on the lives of people in the margins of society; particularly in developing countries. His lens has captured gold miners in Brazil, scenes from the second Gulf War and moments in the lives of indigenous peoples.
Pelé’s signed finger-printed photograph of his infamous leap into the air with team mates at the 1970 World Cup, when he scored the opening goal in Brazil's 4-1 victory over Italy as they won the trophy for a record third time, is expected to raise between $200 (£140/€160) and $300 (£200/€250).
The Amazon is located mostly in Brazil and currently comprises about six million square kilometres of rainforest ...The West substantially developed its farming and industry around the felling of its own forests, so why should Brazil not do likewise? ... Photograph ... There are arguments Brazil could not be trusted with this money ... Photograph.
Pfizer has been accused of holding Brazil “to ransom” over demands to shield itself from possible vaccine side-effect lawsuits in its contract to supply the country with 100m Covid jabs ... The contract also stipulated that Brazil would cede to US courts, convened secretly, in the event of any contractual disputes relating to the vaccines ... Photograph.
André Meneses made a gun sign with his hands to convey what he thought should happen to those who opposed Jair Bolsonaro’s project for Brazil... They are traitors to Brazil,” Meneses said of the supreme court justices and leftist senators he claimed deserved to meet the firing squad for daring to thwart Bolsonaro’s plans ... Photograph ... Photograph.
President Jair Bolsonaro renewed his threats against Brazil’s democracy in a speech on Tuesday before thousands of supporters, many of whom openly called for the installation of a military dictatorship ... Brazil’s constitution defines the council as a consultative body to advise the president in moments of crisis ... Photograph.
Or the despair of Brazil’s Jerusa Geber Dos Santos’s whose tether anchoring her to her guide broke in the first few strides of the women’s T11100m, leading to her disqualification ... Jerusa Geber Dos Santos of Brazil reacts after being disqualified. Photograph ... Photograph ... Photograph ... Photograph ... Photograph ... 7 🇧🇷 Brazil 🥇 22 🥈 20 🥉 30 total ... Photograph.
an Italian clean sweep closes out the day’s athletics action, Brazil take five-a-side football gold (again), there’s a dominant British paracanoe display but a tough potential end to Alfie Hewett’s Paralympic career in wheelchair tennis ...Photograph ... Photograph ... Photograph ... Photograph ... Brazil defeat Argentina to claim five-a-side gold ... Photograph.
“He’s trying to change Brazil,” said the 64-year-old corn and soya bean farmer who hosted the rightwing populist in Sinop last year at an event attended by members of the region’s powerful agribusiness elite ...Photograph ... Another giant rally will be held at the heart of Brazil’s economic capital, São Paulo ... Photograph.
Paralympics GB enjoyed a dominant final day at the Sea Forest Waterway as they took two of the five gold medals available, as well as a silver and bronze, in the paracanoeing events ... Read more ... Britain’s lost his semi-final in the men’s singlesSH6 competition and will play Vitor Gonçales Tavares of Brazil for the bronze medal on Sunday ... Photograph ... .
an Italian clean sweep closes out the day’s athletics action, Brazil take five-a-side football gold (again), there’s a dominant British paracanoe display but a tough potential end to Alfie Hewett’s Paralympic career in wheelchair tennis ...Photograph ... Photograph ... Photograph ... Brazil defeat Argentina to claim five-a-side gold ... Photograph ... Photograph.