Long Description: Latin Rags the Entertainer, World Fusion, Latin World Fusion, independent music, royalty-free stock music and corporate music
Keywords: Nazareth’s first “tango brazileiro, ” Brejeiro, was written in 1893, six years before Scott Joplin’s first big ragtime hit, the Maple Leaf. What an amazing coincidence that two young pianist/composers, writing at the same time in places as far apart geographically and culturally as Rio de Janeiro and Saint Louis, would write music so much alike. Or was it coincidence?
In fact, although thousands of miles apart, Saint Louis and Rio were linked by a well-traveled water route. Goods, people, and, inevitably, musicians traveled up and down the Mississippi, through New Orleans to the Caribbean islands – Cuba in particular – and along the coast of South America to Rio and Buenos Aires and beyond. The Rags of North America became different dances in all Latin Countries more gutsy.