Brazilian music timeline marks the Rio 2016 committee’s cultural legacy

Website beholds more than five centuries of Brazilian music with videos, photos and sheet music

Celebra, a culture programme from the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games, leaves as its legacy to Brazil a bilingual digital platform with more than five centuries of Brazilian music, in a timeline which provides a tour through the sounds, lyrics, composers and interpreters of Brazil, as well as their most important movements.

The free platform, which was made publicly available this Friday (12), is illustrated by photos, sheet music and videos. The content was born from two specialized sources in a great partnership with Rio 2016: the Musica Brasilis website and Funarte. At this first moment, around 500 composers were taken into account.

“Timelines help to consolidate our knowledge of all matters in a tasty way. They can be about the history of Brazil or of high-heels for that matter. And this is the first timeline of our music”, celebrates the Rio 2016 culture director, Carla Camurati, alongside Rosana Lanzelotte, from Musica Brasilis.

The first registry in the timeline dates to 1500, when Europeans discover indigenous music. Going through all centuries until arriving at the 2000’s, the timeline gets close to its end with Duelo de MCs, in 2007 and 2012, organized by Coletivo Familia de Rua (ensemble) in Belo Horizonte. One last mention takes place in 2016, when Rio de Janeiro welcomes the Olympic Games, and the Musica Brasilis website is invited to develop the project.

It is possible to research by composer, song name or genre, either classical or popular, divided in 15 subgenres, such as punk, rock, axé, children’s, choro, MPB and frevo.

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