From wikipedia, "Funk Carioca ("Funk from Rio" in Brazilian Portuguese), also known as Brazilian Funk (which also relates to a 1970's musical style), Favela Funk and, elsewhere in the world, Baile Funk, is a type of dance music from Rio de Janeiro, derived from and superficially similar to Miami Bass, with deep rapid beats and aggressive vocals. In Rio it is most often simply known as Funk, although it is very different musically from what Funk means in most other places — including Brazil itself."
Brazilian music genre...melancholic, started in the 19th century before Bossa Nova...from wikipedia, "Originally choro was played by a trio of flute, guitar and cavaquinho (a small chordophone with four strings). Other instruments commonly played in choro are the mandolin, clarinet, and saxophone. These melody instruments are backed by a rhythm section composed of guitar, 7-string guitar (playing bass lines) and light percussion, such as a pandeiro. The cavaquinho appears sometimes as a melody instrument, other times as part of the rhythm."
Originally a yoruba goddess passed down to Brazilians who celebrate Candomble, Iemanja is the goddess of the sea, celebrated on new years eve.
Jorge Amado wrote his novel, Mar Morto (Sea of Death) about the desperate romantic (?) life of fishermen and their relationship with Iemanja. There are some who argue that the success of his novel made Candomble (and Umbanda, a variation on the same afro-catholic theme) trendy....(I'm not one of them :))
Set in a South American country of anglophile customs, a group of terrorists decide to use pantomimes to further their cause. At the end the government sneaks upon the terrorists (the audience stage whispering "they're behind you") and take down the show...