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.
By Veronica Dalto and Julieta Barrera. Buenos Aires, Dec 3 (EFE).- Mate, an ancient caffeine-infused beverage consumed in Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay, is enjoying a modern makeover with the tea now being mixed into cocktails and even contributing to a circular economy ... MATE COCKTAILS ... KOMBUCHA ... Tags ....
Paleontologists have been working for some time at the Rio Grande do Sul dig site in Brazil, and in so doing have found a large number of dinosaur bones ... Subsequent analysis of the fossil showed that it belonged to an ancient class of reptiles called proterochampsids—a group that had only ever been found in Argentina and Brazil.
Researchers used teeth from ancient samples collected in archeological sites in northeast Brazil...Lead authorAndre Luiz Campelo dos Santos and his colleagues discovered the two ancient humans from northeast Brazil, which they confirmed were approximately 1,000 years old.
Findings show a distinct relationship among ancient genomes from northeast Brazil, Lagoa Santa (southeast Brazil), Uruguay and Panama... Importantly, the analyzed ancient individuals from southeast Brazil are about 9,000 years older than those from northeast Brazil, Uruguay and Panama, enough time for expected and noticeable cultural divergence.
Researchers analyzed the genomes of two ancient humans from northeast Brazil, each of whom lived around 1,000 years ago ... For instance, results indicated a clear relationship between the two northeast Brazilian genomes and an individual who lived in southeast Brazil 9,000 years previously.
In 2007Tiffany became a professional healer, practicing methods pioneered by ancient civilisation the Toltecs of Mexico...Shamans exist in many different cultures, including ancient Norse, Mexico - where they are the only people legally able to administer psychedelic cactus Peyote - Brazil, Peru, and Europe.
The giant tree, whose top juts out high above the canopy in the Iratapuru RiverNature Reserve in northern Brazil, is an angelim vermelho (Dinizia excelsa) measuring 88.5m tall and 9.9m around — the biggest ever identified in the Amazon, scientists said ...The rainforest’s ancient trees are at risk of illegal logging.
Unfortunately, some greedy leaders, like President Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil, resent the fact that Indigenous peoples control precious resources – in the case of Brazil, over 13% of its territory, much of it intact forest. Brazil bought $3.5 billion worth of fertilizer from Russia last year, a flow now constricted by Western sanctions.
Could an ancient martial art created by African slaves in Brazil unlock new perspectives on design? For his doctoral thesis, defended at Ume� Institute of Design, Ume� University, NicholasTorretta drew upon his native culture to shine a light on the oppressive and consumeristic power structures that still permeate industrial design thinking ... ....
The oldest known dinosaurs — from roughly 230 million years ago, the Carnian Stage of the Late Triassic period — are extremely rare and have been recovered from only a few places worldwide, mainly northern Argentina, southern Brazil, and India.”. What did this new ancient dinosaur look like?.