Perceptions of Brazilian music may have been shaped by international stars like Sergio Mendes and Gilberto Gil, but in a young country - 40 percent of the population is under the age of 24 - scenes spring up fast. Today Brazilian popular music is dominated by baile funk, the celebration of gangster culture that exploded out of the favelas a decade ago, samba rap, and funhouse-mirror takes on MPB ("Música Popular Brasileira"), where bossa nova and baião music is spliced with rock and arty beats.
The girl from Ipanema has been replaced by socially-conscious wordsmiths like Emicida, and artists such as anarchic funk group Metá Metá are reinventing Brazil's glorious musical history with a harsh electronic edge. The new sound of Brazil is often fueled by anger - which spilled out in the protests against the excess of the World Cup preparations - and captured by labels like Mais Um Discos and Biscoito Fino, whose releases feel like snapshots from the frontline of a society in flux.
To celebrate the World Cup, Chris Nickson spotlights albums that are shaping Brazil's musical revolution, from 10 of the hottest artists south of the equator.