A Simple Brazilian Song

Author: James Woodall
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0349139881
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A Simple Brazilian Song from the Author: James Woodall. In 1992, James Woodall was asked to write an article about a Brazilian musician he'd never heard of, called Chico Buarque. He discovered that Buarque was a national hero in his native country and that interviewing him was a bit like a Latin American interviewing Paul McCartney. Woodall fell under Buarque's spell and began an affair with Brazilian pop music which has lasted to this day. His new passion took him to Brazil and in particular to Rio de Janeiro, world capital of Carnival and samba. Over several visits, he met with Chico Buarque, discovered the city's immodest beach culture and took part in Carnival. He met Chico Buarque's great contemporary, Caetano Veloso and other stars. Picking up Portuguese on the hop, he learnt a great deal about Chico Buarque's life and about the strange and dangerous city where he lives. This book is as much a hymn to Rio de Janeiro as it is to the music that beats at its heart.

Brazilian Popular Music

Author: Lorraine Leu
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 9780754636557
Size: 60.73 MB
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Brazilian Popular Music from the Author: Lorraine Leu. Through a close analysis of his songs, this book explores the life and music of the song-writer Caetano Veloso, and his involvement with the development of Brazilian Popular Music.

Brutality Garden

Author: Christopher Dunn
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 1469615703
Size: 47.15 MB
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Brutality Garden from the Author: Christopher Dunn. In the late 1960s, Brazilian artists forged a watershed cultural movement known as Tropicalia. Music inspired by that movement is today enjoying considerable attention at home and abroad. Few new listeners, however, make the connection between this music and the circumstances surrounding its creation, the most violent and repressive days of the military regime that governed Brazil from 1964 to 1985. With key manifestations in theater, cinema, visual arts, literature, and especially popular music, Tropicalia dynamically articulated the conflicts and aspirations of a generation of young, urban Brazilians. Focusing on a group of musicians from Bahia, an impoverished state in northeastern Brazil noted for its vibrant Afro-Brazilian culture, Christopher Dunn reveals how artists including Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil, Gal Costa, and Tom Ze created this movement together with the musical and poetic vanguards of Sao Paulo, Brazil's most modern and industrialized city. He shows how the tropicalists selectively appropriated and parodied cultural practices from Brazil and abroad in order to expose the fissure between their nation's idealized image as a peaceful tropical "garden" and the daily brutality visited upon its citizens.

The Brazilian Sound

Author: Chris McGowan
Publisher: Temple University Press
ISBN: 9781566395458
Size: 78.98 MB
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The Brazilian Sound from the Author: Chris McGowan. "Revised and updated edition of the 1991 publication (see item #bi 98010688#). Welcome additions are an expanded coverage of axâe music and other musical styles from Bahia, and information on recent Brazilian artists and musical styles"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58.

Making Samba

Author: Marc A. Hertzman
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 0822354306
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Making Samba from the Author: Marc A. Hertzman. In November 1916, a young Afro-Brazilian musician named Donga registered sheet music for the song "Pelo telefone" ("On the Telephone") at the National Library in Rio de Janeiro. This apparently simple act—claiming ownership of a musical composition—set in motion a series of events that would shake Brazil's cultural landscape. Before the debut of "Pelo telephone," samba was a somewhat obscure term, but by the late 1920s, the wildly popular song had helped to make it synonymous with Brazilian national music. The success of "Pelo telephone" embroiled Donga in controversy. A group of musicians claimed that he had stolen their work, and a prominent journalist accused him of selling out his people in pursuit of profit and fame. Within this single episode are many of the concerns that animate Making Samba, including intellectual property claims, the Brazilian state, popular music, race, gender, national identity, and the history of Afro-Brazilians in Rio de Janeiro. By tracing the careers of Rio's pioneering black musicians from the late nineteenth century until the 1970s, Marc A. Hertzman revises the histories of samba and of Brazilian national culture.

Through The Brazilian Wilderness

Author: Theodore Roosevelt
Publisher: Digital Antiquaria
ISBN: 1580572928
Size: 63.48 MB
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Through The Brazilian Wilderness from the Author: Theodore Roosevelt. This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.

Caetano Veloso S A Foreign Sound

Author: Barbara Browning
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1501319248
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Caetano Veloso S A Foreign Sound from the Author: Barbara Browning. What makes a song sound foreign? What makes it sound "American,” or Brazilian? Caetano Veloso's 2004 American songbook album, A Foreign Sound, is a meditation on these questions-but in truth, they were questions he'd been asking throughout his career. Properly heard, the album throws a wrench into received ideas regarding the global hegemony of US popular music, and also what constitutes the Brazilian sound. This book takes listeners back through some of Veloso's earlier considerations of American popular music, and forward to his more recent experiments, in order to explore his take on the relationship between US and Brazilian musical idioms. 33 1/3 Global, a series related to but independent from 33 1/3, takes the format of the original series of short, music-basedbooks and brings the focus to music throughout the world. With initial volumes focusing on Japanese and Brazilian music, the series will also include volumes on the popular music of Australia/Oceania, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and more.

L Ecrivain Carib En Guerrier De L Imaginaire

Author: Kathleen Gyssels
Publisher: Rodopi
ISBN: 9042025530
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L Ecrivain Carib En Guerrier De L Imaginaire from the Author: Kathleen Gyssels. This bi-lingual collection illustrates the concept of ÂżWarrior of the Imaginary,Âż as defined by Patrick Chamoiseau, in a multi-faceted corpus of texts by and on Caribbean writers. For obvious reasons, many of the contributions in French engage critically with this notion and how it surfaces in the Martinican writer's fiction.