It has it all: exuberance and lyricism, hypnotic rhythms, exquisite chords, melodious vocals.
Check out these albums by two of my favorite female vocalists:
Smooth, seductive Eliane Elias: Light my Fire (Concord Picante, 2011)
Fiery, earthy, soulful Luciana Souza: Brazilian Duos (Sunnyside, 2001)
And just for fun, here is a wild two-piano piece (Brasileira, 3rd movement of the Scaramouche Suite for Two Pianos, op. 165b) by French composer Darius Milhaud (1892-1974).