African American Influence

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African Influence in Brazilian Music
Without the African influence Brazilian music would not be what it is today. Brazil is the largest county in South America and it is also the largest economy in Latin America. The Portuguese settled in Brazil in 1549, in the city of Salvador. A small town right of the coast and the center of the Slave trade. Like the native Brazilians the Africans became the product of slavery to the Portuguese people. With the mass transport of the African slaves up to 4.8 million to Brazil and the largest to any other country. The slaves brought with them their culture, stories and music. The African slaves were able to keep a lot of their culture, and they were able to influence the Brazilians more than any other country

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