Opening the iTunes Store.If iTunes doesn’t open, click the iTunes icon in your Dock or on your Windows desktop.Progress Indicator
Opening the iBooks Store.If iBooks doesn't open, click the iBooks app in your Dock.Progress Indicator

iTunes is the world's easiest way to organize and add to your digital media collection.

We are unable to find iTunes on your computer. To preview and buy music from Pernambuco's Music - Brazil by Oficina de Cordas, download iTunes now.

Do you already have iTunes? Click I Have iTunes to open it now.

I Have iTunes Free Download
iTunes for Mac + PC

Pernambuco's Music - Brazil

Open iTunes to preview, buy and download music.

Album Review

Pernambuco, also in the northeast but way on the tip of Brazil's shoulder, has a violin-band tradition that's pretty much unknown in this country. It's also exceedingly rare on record. Oficina de Cordas presents an elegant, polished version. Perhaps it lacks some of the conviction of the downhome groups, but as the only example of a very special traditions it'll do nicely.


Genre: MPB

Years Active: '90s

An exciting Brazilian vocal and instrumental ensemble, Oficina De Cordas specialize in frevo, a musical style that developed in Pernambuco in the 20s and 30s. Originally, the music was played at carnivals and during street parades and was an auditory response to the vibrant colour and excitement of these occasions. Gradually, other elements were added that reflected the everyday lives of the citizens, thus introducing introspection and a heartfelt response to sometimes difficult lives. These two...
Full bio
Pernambuco's Music - Brazil, Oficina de Cordas
View in iTunes

Customer Ratings

We have not received enough ratings to display an average for this album.