Música Popular Brasileira (, Brazilian Pop Music) or MPB is a trend in post-Bossa Nova urban popular music. It is not a distinct genre but rather a combination of original songwriting and updated versions of traditional Brazilian urban music styles like samba and samba-canção with contemporary influences, like folk, rock, pop and jazz.
MPB is a contemporary trend that has produced many renowned Brazilian artists, like Jorge Ben, Novos Baianos and Chico Buarque, whose individual styles generate trends within the genre. The term can mean either any kind of music with Brazilian origins or a voice and guitar style that arose in the late 1960s. MPB can also be influenced by newer, non-traditional musical trends.
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