The city of Salvador de Bahia probably concentrates the biggest African population in Brazil.

The Galician community is very visible there, to such an extent that “galego” (Galician) means someone with a white skin tone and a light shade of hair.

Brazilian star Carlinhos Brown worked in a Galician bakery as a young boy, as told here by himself.

We’ve seen the Galicians starting from scratch and working hard to get a place in their new society, while meeting other communities in a similar process, and we’ll see now Paddy Moloney explaining a similar case for the Irish in America, which certainly affected music too!

Please see here other examples of Carlos playing some Brazilian music that showcases European-style tunes with African-American rhythms.

All these videos are excerpts from the documentary “Brasil somos nós”.

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