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With Gaby Amarantos and Tecnobrega’s version of “Halo,” the beat from Pará is on Beyoncé’s tour and going viral |  to

With Gaby Amarantos and Tecnobrega’s version of “Halo,” the beat from Pará is on Beyoncé’s tour and going viral | to

Tecnobrega makes Brazilians dance to the rhythm of the para in line with Beyoncé’s show in Europe

Music from the suburbs of Barra was present at the concert of superstar Beyoncé, in Edinburgh, in the United Kingdom, on the Renaissance World Tour, on Saturday (20). The singer from Parra, Gaby Amarantos, who became famous in Brazil as “Beyoncé from Pará” by producing versions of the American artist’s songs, was also in the audience, moved and admired by her. In addition, other Bey fans took advantage of the queue for the show and played “Halo” to the tecnobrega beat, surprising those who were waiting for the show – see above. The video went viral.

“We were in line and the Brazilians took a sound box and started playing several Beyoncé songs in different formats including Helo in tecnobrega. I could do nothing but do a little step with my brega,” says Alanna Joana, of Para.

“I’m ‘Papa Chibé’ really. I have a freezer of açaí frozen in my house in Ireland. Like any good Pará guy, I always dance with cheese. I’m sure if Beyoncé had the chance to get to know Pará’s version of ‘Hello’, she’d want to learn to dance.” sparkle,” says the 34-year-old from Barra, who has lived in Ireland for five years.

The idea to put music came from Sávio’s friend, Thais Aguiar, from São Paulo who lives in London. I used Sávio’s soundbox to brighten up my queue.

“As soon as I noticed that there were a lot of Brazilians in the queue, I came up with the idea to put on the version of Halo tecnobrega to see the audience reaction because every Brazilian knows this version,” says Thais, who has been a fan of Beyoncé for 17 years. With her friend, she records “everything that happens in the Renaissance” on the Brazilian fan page.

Thais say: “I started filming the crowd’s reaction, and it was the best it could be! Everyone started dancing and the mood went through the roof, from 0 to 100 in seconds. Brazilians have the best atmosphere in the world, it’s surreal.”

“They found it strange [no início]. I think most people thought it was cool, and some were like, “Hi?” But deep down I think everyone loves Brazilian fire,” Savio recalls.

Paraense Alanna, Thais, Savio and friends at the Beyoncé concert – Image: social networks / reproduction

After dancing the tecnobrega in class and watching the parade, it was unanimous among Brazilians:

“Going to a Beyoncé concert has always been my dream, but we’ve never toured through Belém and the dynamics of going to another state didn’t fulfill that dream. So I waited for my next moment. […] The show was amazing, I’ve been telling my friends that Beyoncé doesn’t perform, she does a real show: she sings, she dances, she laughs, she calls the audience for help when she gets tired or she misses any part of a song, it’s exciting,” says Alanna Joanna.

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Thais recalled: “Beyoncé is a real event. The show was amazing, I’m still recovering and looking forward to the next show.”

“I’ve always loved Beyoncé, but this new album touches on where I love it, the house and disco taste. The elements I mixed in this album encouraged me to pursue this show,” Savio says.

“Beyoncé from Bara”

During the show, Gaby Amarantos could not hold back her joy and tears. The artist from Para spoke about her inspiration for Beyoncé on a social network. Gaby had a national exposure when she performed the hit “Single Lady” on Rede Globo’s Faustão, which became, in the tecnobrega version, “Today I’m single”. At the time, known as the “Beyoncé of the Amazons,” Gabby exploded in Brazil.

Gabby Amarantos getting emotional at Beyoncé’s show; Paraense was already known as ‘Beyoncé do’

“Today, I was a fan and being able to see my idol shine was kind of a blessing. Thank you for everything, Beyoncé! For inspiring me so much. You. Loveú, my quena,” Gabby declared through a social network when she was still in the audience of the show.

Gabi, holding a flag from Para, appeared crying in a video posted to her social networks. “I am crying and devoid of all my beauty, but I have had the most incredible experience in my entire life. Seeing this woman on stage and witnessing her love for this profession made me reborn to affirm that singing is the greatest gift,” said the woman from Barra.

The artists originated from black and oceanic cultures

Beyoncé during a new tour – photo: playback / instagram / @beyonce

“More than looks, more than just music, these are two pop artists who have sprung from black and peripheral cultures: Beyoncé’s hip-hop and Gabi’s technobrega. Career”.

Gaby Amarantos poses with the Parra flag at Beyoncé’s concert – Image: social media/reproduce

“One thing hip-hop and techies have in common, is sample culture. Hip-hop emerged when DJs began using turntables with musical instruments, interfering with songs, and manipulating them. So, they picked snippets from songs that did not have words, didn’t have sound, they just took the musical part in the rhyme, while people danced to the track. This boosted the culture of hip-hop and technobrega. genres, hip-hop and glamour,” Zek Picoteiro details, as researcher prefers.

He also talks about how the two musical genres give voice to areas that are often hard to hear in public.

“There are two musical genres that were created, produced by people of a marginalized and colonized class. Here, in our case, we are in northern Brazil, it’s colonialism. I value it as an answer. We always translate into our language. That’s what the tecnobrega culture of the samba, the culture of the vocal system, has The value of translation, to transform whatever we receive, absorb from mainstream culture into our language, into our imprint, into dialect, into our way of dancing, into our way of consuming, producing and distributing music, which is our own way into the culture of the sound system,” Zeke says.

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