1st Edition

Made in Brazil Studies in Popular Music

    250 Pages
    by Routledge

    266 Pages
    by Routledge

    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.

    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


    Martha Tupinambá de Ulhôa is Professor of Musicology at UNIRIO—Universidade Federal do Estado do Rio de Janeiro—and Researcher of the Brazilian National Research Council (CNPq).

    Cláudia Azevedo is lecturer and developer of a post-doctoral research project on popular music analysis (with a FAPERJ—Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado do Rio de Janeiro—scholarship) at the Program of Post-Graduation in Music at UNIRIO—Universidade Federal do Estado do Rio de Janeiro.

    Felipe Trotta is a faculty member of Media Studies Department at UFF—Universidade Federal Fluminense—and researcher of the Brazilian National Research Council (CNPq).