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    Brazil Forró: Music for Maids and Taxi Drivers

    1989 | Rounder / Umgd 

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      $15.99

      FORRO / VARIOUS

      02/14/1992

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    All Music Guide Review

    Forro didn't become as popular abroad as other Brazilian styles, although it has its charms. The form mixes European influences in arrangements and verse and chorus structure, with Bahian/Indian rhythms and vocal styles. It features predominantly trios, with accordions, triangle and zabuma (shallow marching drum) the prime instrumentation. The songs are somber, thoughtful and sometimes poignant, and played in a straightforward, less improvisational manner. This 17-cut anthology offers an extensive look at forro; while it doesn't have the enticing qualities of other Brazilian idioms, it's worth close listening and scrutiny. ~ Ron Wynn, Rovi

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    Credits of Brazil Forró: Music for Maids and Taxi Drivers

    • Gerald Seligman
    • Liner Notes, Photography, Project Coordinator, Research, Production Coordination


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