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The Music And Culture Of South America.

Updated on July 11, 2016

Music to listen to with your heart and soul,where language doesn't really matter.

There is music,poetry and songs that transcends the language created all throughout history all over the world,and as I've grown older I've been opening my ears and mind to more and more different music from all over the world from all ages of history and from very different cultures.That fact brings me to share some music from the corner of the earth where I am originally from and it is my belief that if you literally understand what the themes of the songs are about you should be able to get a general idea of the meaning and spark some curiosity to discover more sounds ,different sounds and through music,be able to understand that although human beings from different places may have very different cultures and traditions.However different, no one group of men or women possesses in their trove of historical treasures more wealth than any other,but only different.

The Music of Uruguay

The music of Uruguay is related to the music of the region the country is in.Rio Grande do Sul ,and the southern part of Brazil,Paraguay,and the provinces of Misiones ,Entre ,Rios, Buenos Aires and La Pampa in Argentina.But as a sub-region which La Banda Oriental ,(predecessor of what today is Uruguay) is ,the music of Uruguay has had its own development and evolution as represented by,Cielitos,Milonga,Tango,Candombe,La Polca,El Chote , which later all came to live under the big umbrella of what was named Folklore and even more recently Canto Popular.But the music of Uruguay has also been enriched by the influence of Rock and Roll,Jazz and Bossa Nova, if you open your ears and your mind you will be able to identify rhythms and music from all over the world embedded in the Uruguayan music but it is incorporated and transformed in such a way that a whole new sound has been born.

Wando .Song : Fire and Passion.

The music of Brasil.

The music of Brasil is the most influenced by African culture,and its importance is amplified by the "Carnaval" of which the two largest manifestations are in Rio de Janeiro and Salvador de Bahia.In the decades beginning in the late 1960's a musical movement known as MPB OR Musica Popular Brasileira was born and it included such Brasilian Music Giants as Vinicius de Moraes,Toquinho ,Antonio Carlos Jobim,Joao Gilberto,Chico Buarque,Caetano Veloso,Gal Costa,Gilberto Gil,Maria Bethania,Tim Maia,Roberto Carlos,Daniela Mercury,Ivete Sangalo.


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      mio cid 4 years ago from Uruguay

      No,thank you for visiting and commenting!!!Music is something that transcends what is material in our world and touches our very soul,I guess that is why it is so important in our lives and our memories whether we are in pain or in happiness and joy.

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      Rosana Modugno 4 years ago from 10th Kingdom

      Stunning. Muchisimas gracias! This was awesome :)

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      mio cid 4 years ago from Uruguay

      Amazing listening thanks for sharing

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      Ralph Deeds 4 years ago from Birmingham, Michigan

      I heard Victor Mallarino recite "Pregones de Bogota" in the Teatro Colon in Bogota around 1959. Que memorias!

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      Ralph Deeds 4 years ago from Birmingham, Michigan

      Colombia has the best music! :-) Try this one:

      Great poetry also, but not as good as Chile.

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      Devika Primić 5 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Music is most beautiful to me no matter what kind thanks for this Hub

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      mio cid 5 years ago from Uruguay

      i will add the first one so you can see it,check it out

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      mio cid 5 years ago from Uruguay

      glad you liked it and thanks for the idea i will immediately put some kind of description by all of them i will also be changing them and adding more at least weekly,so keep stopping by and thanks for the help.

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      watergeek 5 years ago from Pasadena CA

      I can't view Hubpages videos, so I can't comment on the first one, but of those you included below the text, I LOVED the 3rd one with the audience singing along. I just wish you had given a little textual description of what each of the videos was about - the topic of the songs, for example. I don't speak much Spanish, so I couldn't really tell.

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      mio cid 5 years ago from Uruguay

      thank you for stopping by and sharing those links with me, I'll be looking for more of their music ,really good band.

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      desireegordian 5 years ago

      While looking at your video selection, thought you might enjoy this band.

      Los Prisioneros


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