Made in Brazil: Studies in Popular Music serves as a comprehensive and thorough introduction to the history, sociology, and musicology of twentieth-century Brazilian popular music. The volume consists of essays by scholars of Brazilian music, and covers the major figures, styles, and social contexts of pop music in Brazil. Each essay provides adequate context so readers understand why the figure or genre under discussion is of lasting significance to Brazilian popular music. The book first presents a general description of the history and background of popular music in Brazil, followed by essays that are organized into thematic sections: Samba and Choro; History, Memory, and Representations; Scenes and Artists; and Music, Market and New Media.
"This book is a major contribution to popular music studies, not only because it presents new data on Brazilian popular musics but also because of the new insights it brings into this field of study. Made in Brazil draws a complex picture of contemporaneity, stressing the confrontation between 'roots' and 'networks,' 'national' and 'trans-national,' and the instrumental character of popular music in the establishment of groups and social classes."
—Pedro Félix, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, IASPM@Journalvol.5 no.2
Introduction: Listening to popular sonorities: a historic overview of the music and popular music studies in Brazil Part I: Samba and Choro Part II: History, Memory, and Representations Part III: Critique, Mediation, and Value Part IV: Music, Market, and New Media Coda From roots to networks: listening a world called Brazil "So when are the dancers coming out?": Representations of Brazilian music in New York City Afterword Electronic and acoustic, modern MPB: A conversation with Lenine
The Routledge Global Popular Music Series provides popular music scholars, teachers, students, and musicologists with a well-informed and up-to-date introduction to different world popular music scenes. The series of volumes can be used for academic teaching in popular music studies, or as a collection of reference works. Written by those living and working in the countries about which they write, this series is devoted to popular music largely unknown to Anglo-American readers.