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One thing that I am wondering about regarding Brazilian music is genres.
Most often MPB is used for the music that I know and like, but if you would take the meaning of it literal, it would not say much about how the music sounds. Only that it is or was 'popular' now or in the past?
Or does it describe a certain era of Brazilian music, and is it not used for modern music anymore? (which I think you kind of suggested in your earlier reply)
You will also encounter Bossa nova and Samba a lot. But those are mostly the rhythms that a song uses as a basis.
Many albums will contain a mixture of Bossa nova and Samba songs. But there will also be a large variety of how Bossa nova songs will sound. (over the years for example)
So I am curious, what is your opinion on properly labeling Brazilian music with genres?
Are there genre names that you would use that might be helpful to categorise Brazilian music a little bit better?
The artists that I named in the aforementioned post will give you a clue about the Brazilian music I have in my library.
I don't have a lot of more recent artists in my library, so any suggestions that you might have are welcome!
I just started listening to your suggestion Bem vindo, amanhecer by Saudade.
It also seems good example of the 'genre problem'.RYM
does not even know how to label it with a genre, and Discogs
keeps it very general by just saying 'Latin'.