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Popular Brazilian song sounds incredibly similar to ancient Greek song

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posted on Feb, 21 2016 @ 05:05 PM
Honestly, I'm quite astonished by this. This song "Baile de Favela" released earlier this year has been famous for a while now, and is what is known here in Brazil as a "funk". Funk music is popular music from the favelas and almost always sings about sex, drugs, money, crimes, etc., this one song being particularly obscene.

This song however, shocked many people for another reason entirely.

First, listen to the original "Baile de Favela" song. (I strongly suggest you to jump straight to the instrumental part at 0:48, especially if you understand what is being said.).

Just pay attention the the rhythm.

Now listen to this ancient Greek song.

Noticed something similar?

I don't know what possibility sounds the most absurd to me, that this is an incredible coincidence, or that the author of Baile de Favela is actually a very intellectual person and decided to introduce some culture to his fans.

What are your thoughts?

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posted on Feb, 21 2016 @ 06:26 PM
Not just Greek but Satyrical Greek.

Could be in everyone's genes.

A combination of social acceptance, breath and heart rate, and physical motions that are the same, lead to the same scale, notes, meter, and tone.

Some music people say music is reality.
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posted on Feb, 21 2016 @ 06:30 PM
i was expecting singing bears.

nice bit of plagiarism thought.

posted on Feb, 21 2016 @ 06:34 PM
a reply to: stinkelbaum

What's interesting though is that this comes from a very poor segment of the society. One does not expect them to even know this sort of thing, let alone plagiarize it.

Edit: I changed the title, by the way, thanks for noticing that

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posted on Feb, 22 2016 @ 08:31 AM
I think Semicollegiate is on the right track most likely.

There are other possibilities though, not just the "Either/Or" scenario you outline in the OP.

I'm pretty hazy on the whole thing as it's been years since I read up on it, but doesn't Carl Jung write about a collective unconscious (UFO's being a potential manifestation out of it)?
IIRC (and in very hazy layman's terms!), he proposed theres a collective unconscious we all sort of tap in to unknowingly.

I think he suggests this is why certain melodies, Art, and classic monster imagery (the grey alien head for instance) really affects people, as they were produced by artists that were pulling their material from these archetypical images and sounds we all "sort-of" already know deep down.

Just a thought (and I may be wrong in my recollection of Jung's study!)

I'll say 1 thing though. If that Funk "artist" was drawing from the Collective unconscious, he completely murdered whatever it originally was!

"Make my Funk the P-Funk, I want my Funk Uncut
Make my Funk the P-Funk, I want to get Funked Up..."

edit on 22-2-2016 by AbdulAlhazred because: "They" made me do it...

posted on Feb, 22 2016 @ 08:37 AM
But is this really ancient Greek music, or just a modern take on what ancient Greek music would have sounded like?
I'm certainly no expert on the history of music, but I doubt if anything much has survived of the notation of music in ancient times.
If both samples are modern, the similarity would be less surprising.

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