Friday, 3 May 2013

Little know Brazilian Culture

Every country with 4 seasons will have these:
- The summer blockbuster movie of the year
- The summer hit song.

In 2012, there were 2 particular songs that caught Brazil (and the rest of Latin America) by storm. The first was 'Ai Se Eu Te Pego' by Michel Telo. For those of you who do not know this song, you are missing out on the most awesomest thing that ever came out of Brazil in 2012! (You can't really go wrong with a YouTube video that has 498 Million views)

Here's the video, please watch it now! :

'Ai Se Eu Te Pego' was crazy popular. During Carnival in February in 2012, this song was played everywhere, over and over again. Back then, my Portuguese was still crap, but yet, I still memorized this song.

This song came with it's own dance. The dance moves involved grabbing someone and humping them (I'm serious... hahaha! You can't expect anything less from a Brazilian summer hit song!)

In fact, this song was so popular amoung college students in the USA that Michel Telo made an English version. The lyrics sound ridicolous in English, but it is still very, very fun. The English version can be seen here (amoungst beautiful Brazilian women in Brazilian bikinis).

In my humble opinion, the Portuguese version sounds cooler compared to the English version.

The other song worth mentioning is 'Tchu Tcha Tcha' by João Lucas & Marcelo. This song is really fun and silly with ridicolous lyrics, and was crazy popular during the summer of 2012 in Brazil too.

Here's part of the lyrics (translated from Portuguese to English)

" I arrived at the party, craving for a beer
The guys here are in the vibe, everyone wants to dance
A girl called me and said: Do the "tchu tcha tcha" to me
I asked her "What is it like?" She said "Let me show you"
It's a sexy dance, it catched on in Goiania
It was an explosion in Minas (Gerais), it catched on in Tocantins
The girls from the North dance to it, it's gonna catch on this summer
So do the "tchu tcha tcha" to me. The whole Brazil will sing it along
With João Lucas e Marcelo"

For the benefit of those who are not familiar, Goiania, Minas & Tocantins are names of states in Brazil. 

In 2013, a popular Brazilian summer hit song was, 'Ah Leleke Leke Leke Leke'.

Remember the first time you saw 'Gangnam Style' on YouTube?
I remember mine... I was like.. "What the hell IS THIS???" Well, you might have the exact same reaction when you watch 'Ah Leleke Leke Leke Leke' for the first time.
Don't say I didn't warn you:

'Ah Leleke Leke Leke Leke' is Brazilian Funk, popularized in Rio de Janeiro. Here's what wikipedia had to say about it: "increasingly popular amongst (mainly) low classes in other parts of Brazil" - kinda explains a lot doesn't it. :P

If you enjoyed 'Ah Leleke Leke Leke Leke', you might enjoy this next video that I am about reveal to you. It's like, the ULTIMATE Brazilian Funk; you will either love it or hate it; laugh ot cry. The choice is up to you to click on this link. Again, don't say I didn't warn you !!!

That's all and have a great weekend you all !

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  1. Guess what, i actually heard Ai Se Eu Te Pego and Tchu Tcha Tcha in Berlin. So it wasn't just confined to that part of the world :)

  2. Seriosly? Explains a lot actually. My German flatmate loved 'Tchu tcha tcha' and used to blast that song in our apartment and dance in the living room, hahaha!