Music – MPB



Brazilian Popular Music, known by the acronym MPB, is one of Brazil’s most precious cultural treasures. Emerging in the 1960s, MPB is a fusion of various musical styles such as samba, bossa nova, baião, forró, rock, and jazz, among others. It reflects the ethnic, social, and geographical diversity of the country, incorporating elements from different regions and cultures.

MPB has its roots in traditional Brazilian music but was also influenced by artistic and political movements of the time. It arose in a context of cultural effervescence and social transformations, becoming a powerful tool of expression and resistance during the years of military dictatorship.

Over the years, MPB has evolved and reinvented itself, incorporating new influences and addressing diverse themes such as love, politics, cultural identity, and social issues. Artists like Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil, Chico Buarque, Elis Regina, Milton Nascimento, and many others have helped to establish MPB as one of the pillars of Brazilian music.

Watch the video about “What is MPB?”:



• Name some musical styles you know.

• What does the acronym MPB stand for?

• Have you heard of the singer Caetano Veloso?








The drummer is a fundamental part of any band. They are responsible for keeping the rhythm and providing the necessary energy for the music. The drum set, the instrument the drummer plays, is composed of various parts, such as drums, cymbals, and other elements that together create a complete and dynamic sound.

The drum set has several important parts:

Bass drum: The largest drum, played with a pedal, producing low and deep sounds.
Snare drum: A smaller drum that makes a sharp, cutting sound.
Cymbals: Metal discs that produce bright and varied sounds.
Toms: Drums of different sizes that create mid-range sounds.
Hi-hat: Two cymbals mounted together that can be played with a pedal to create a short, quick sound.

The drummer is often considered the heart of the band. Without them, the music can lose its rhythm and energy. They work closely with the bassist to form the rhythmic foundation, supporting the other musicians.




Build a drummer with the pieces from the LEGO® EDUCATION WeDo 2.0 Technology Kit.

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Watch the video and see how the drummer works:


Make the drummer work as shown in the video.

1. Create the programming as shown below:

2. Explain to the rest of the class how the drummer worked.



Answer the questions and share the answers with your colleagues. 

How many gears are used in the assembly? And what is their function?

In the assembly, are the tires moving parts or decorative pieces?

After the construction, store all the materials used.