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Owing to Brazil’s continental dimensions, varied geography, history and people, the country’s culture is rich and diverse. It has huge regional variations (even among neighbouring States sometimes) and in spite of being mostly unified by a single language, some regions and States are so different from each other that they look like different countries altogether.
 
Owing to Brazil’s continental dimensions, varied geography, history and people, the country’s culture is rich and diverse. It has huge regional variations (even among neighbouring States sometimes) and in spite of being mostly unified by a single language, some regions and States are so different from each other that they look like different countries altogether.
  
'''Music''' plays an important part in Brazilian identity. Styles like ''choro'', ''samba'' and ''Bossa nova'' are considered genuinely Brazilian. ''Caipira'' music is also in the roots of ''sertanejo'', the national equivalent to country music. MPB stands for Brazilian Popular Music, which mixes several national styles under a single concept. ''Forró'', a north-eastern happy dancing music style, has also become common nationwide. Samba is considered to be the most popular tradition because of its strength in rhythm, and bringing people together.
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'''Music''' plays an important part in Brazilian identity. Styles like ''choro'', ''samba'' and ''Bossa nova'' are considered genuinely Brazilian. ''Caipira'' music is also in the roots of ''sertanejo'', the national equivalent to country music. MPB stands for Brazilian Popular Music, which mixes several national styles under a single concept. ''Forró'', a north-eastern happy dancing music style, has also become common nationwide. New urban styles include ''funk'' - name given to a dance music genre from Rio's ''favelas'' that mixes heavy electronic beats and often raunchy rapping - and ''techno-brega'', a crowd-pleaser in northern states, that fuses romantic pop, dance music and caribbean rhythms. Brazilian funk is the most popular type of music they listen to. It has a constant and repeated beat that is always the same, it never changes. They keep the beat, and sing songs to it. There are more than 1000 songs that are funk. You might think that people get tired of the same beat, but no. It is so impressive that there are so many songs that it never gets old. Funk could be considered tradition because of its strength in rhythm, and bringing people together.
  
 
A mixture of martial arts, dance, music and game, '''capoeira''' was created by African slaves brought to Brazil, mainly from Portuguese [[Angola]]. Distinguished by vivacious complicated movements and accompanying music, it can be seen and practiced in many Brazilian cities.  
 
A mixture of martial arts, dance, music and game, '''capoeira''' was created by African slaves brought to Brazil, mainly from Portuguese [[Angola]]. Distinguished by vivacious complicated movements and accompanying music, it can be seen and practiced in many Brazilian cities.  

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