Beginning 59: Is That Xote Or Baião?

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One of the great things about Brazil, musically, is that the different regions are extremely diverse. From the Northeast region you will hear music that has almost a reggae type of rhythm, fast and slow, that is played with accordion, a triangle, and a drum called a zabumba. In today’s lesson we talk about forró, baião, and xote. You are gonna love it.

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Discussion
 A: De onde veio o Luiz Gonzaga?
Where did Luiz Gonzaga come from?
  B: O Rei do Baião.., o Gonzagão..., ele veio de Pernambuco.
The King of Baião…, the Big Gonzaga…, he is from Pernambuco.
  A: Como eu gosto o som da sanfona, sabia?
Man I like the sound of the accordion, you know?
  B: Claro, junto com o triângulo e a zabumba, é perfeito.
I know, together with the triangle and the zabumba they are perfect.

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