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Music in Brazil

Experiencing Music, Expressing Culture

John P. Murphy

March 2006

ISBN: 9780195166842

192 pages
Paperback
218x138mm

Global Music Series

Price: £25.99

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Description

As the largest nation in Latin America, Brazil is home to some of the most celebrated music in the world. This case study in the Global Music Series edited by Bonnie C. Wade and Patricia Shehan Campbell is one of the first books to explore the contemporary diversity of Brazilian music. Each chapter combines narratives of musical events with musical analysis, personal histories of musicians, and explorations of the connections between music and other domains of Brazilian culture and society. Unlike most textbook treatments of Latin American music that concentrate on traditional genres, this text emphasizes styles of music (such as Brazilian rap, Brazilian heavy metal, and musica brega) that most Brazilians enjoy today.

About the Author(s)

John P. Murphy, Associate Professor of Music and Director of the Jazz Repertory Ensemble, University of North Texas

Table of Contents

    Table of Contents
    Foreword
    Preface
    CD Track List
    PART I: MUSIC AND NATIONAL IDENTITY
    1. Brazil's National Music
    Carnaval in Recife
    Samba
    Varieties of Samba
    The history of samba
    Samba and carnaval
    Samba today: a range of meanings
    Samba on screen
    2. Projecting Brazilian Identity Nationally and Internationally
    Choro
    Bossa nova
    Música brega
    PART 2: MUSIC AND REGIONAL IDENTITY
    3. Expressing Afro-Brazilian and Indigenous Identity
    Capoeira
    Music of the KayapÓ-Kikrin
    4. The Sound of the Northeast
    Cavalo-Marinho
    Maracatu
    Baião and Forró
    Luiz Gonzaga and the baião
    Arlindo dos Oito Baixos and instrumental forró
    5. Expressing Southern Brazilian Identity
    Música caipira
    Música sertaneja
    Música gaúcha
    PART 3: MUSICAL COSMOPOLITANISM
    6. The Innovative Music Scene of Recife
    The Mangue Movement
    Mundo Livre S/A
    Devotos
    DJ Dolores e Orchestra Santa Massa
    Glossary of Musical Terms
    References
    Resources
    Index

Reviews

"a wide-ranging overview of contemporary musical life, with perceptive, in-depth analyses of selected works... admirably even-handed and non-judgmental" - Stephen Brown, TLS

"...a concise, accurate, and very usable book... Discussions of identity, gender, and ethnicity provide a convincing connection among all these seemingly disparate musical styles, while offering a good introduction to studying popular music with a touch of cultural studies." - Rogerio Budasz, Federal University of Parana, Brazil

"John P. Murphy's Music in Brazil is a concise, accurate, and very usable book. It presents some musical genres that even most Brazilians have never heard of, along with as mainstream as one can get...a good introduction to studying popular music with a touch of cultural studies." - Rogerio Budasz, Music and Letters