Brega (music)
Brega (ˈbɾɛɡɐ) is a genre of Brazil
Brazil , officially the Federative Republic of Brazil , is the largest country in South America. It is the world's fifth largest country, both by geographical area and by population with over 192 million people...

ian popular music. The name, originally pejorative and discriminatory in nature (meaning "bordello"), has since somewhat lost this meaning. Historically, the greatest singers of the genre are from northeastern and northern Brazil; two of its biggest icons historically were Reginaldo Rossi and Falcão, the latter following a part of a tradition of humorous brega. Recently, groups such as Banda Calypso
Banda Calypso
Banda Calypso is a Brazilian musical duo, especially popular in Northern and Northeastern regions of the country. It was formed in the late 1990s by guitarist and producer Chimbinha and his singer/dancer wife Joelma....

 and Limão com Mel have been particularly popular.
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