Brazilian composer Paschoal Melillo doing a characteristic baiao, which is the name for the basic rhythym of this music. Baiao, samba and bossa nova are the three most important structures in Brazilian folk sounds.

On the Rio de Janeiro label Copacabana from the early 50s, Ciganinha is a right example of this type of music and its intentions: warm, virtually always in a major key, and ever so swinging. A perfect warm weather tune, with or without the caipirinha.

Paschoal Melillo e Seus Guitarristas-Ciganinha <<PLAY