Hi world.... these are the both rhythms we put together on my new track with @iamcardib and @myketowers "Me Gusta". Welcome to my country.
For those of you just catching into Brazilian music - #MeGusta has a mixture different genres, from different areas of Brasil: Baile Funk and Pagodão + Arrocha.
Baile Funk comes from Rio de Janeiro's favelas, and is derived from Miami Bass. Today, it's Brazil's equivalent of a hip hop, or reggaeton: it's our biggest genre consisting of MCs rapping over beats. It's what I grew up singing, and the genre is constantly evolving. In my catalogue, you'll find many variations of it: Funk 150bpm, Funk Melody, Funk Rave, etc.
Pagodão and Arrocha come from Salvador. Currently, 80% of the city is of African descent. The city maintained various cultural practices brought from Africa in their religion, food, and especially in its music: it's filled with percussions and unique rhythms you won't find anywhere else in the world. I suggest everyone researches into the music of Salvador: it's filled with beautiful afro-brazilian rhythms such as samba reggae, axé, to name a few.
It's an honour to be able to showcase internationally these two different cultures in the same song.
Music Mashup: @rafadiasdays