Brega (music)
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Brega Music

Brega (Portuguese pronunciation: ['b?]) is a genre of Brazilian popular music. The name, originally pejorative and discriminatory in nature (meaning "bordello"),[] has since somewhat lost this meaning. Historically, the greatest singers of the genre are from northeastern and northern Brazil; two of its biggest icons historically were Reginaldo Rossi and Falcão, the latter following a part of a tradition of humorous brega. Recently, groups such as Banda Calypso and Limão com Mel have been particularly popular.

See also


  • Araújo, Samuel M. (1988). "Brega: Music and Conflict in Urban Brazil". Latin American Music Review. 9 (1): 50-89. JSTOR 779999.

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