Music in Brazil Experiencing Music, Expressing Culture

ISBN-10: 0195166841
ISBN-13: 9780195166842
Edition: 2006
Authors: John P. Murphy
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Description: Music in Brazil is one of several case-study volumes that can be used along with Thinking Musically, the core book in the Global Music Series. Thinking Musically incorporates music from many diverse cultures and establishes the framework for  More...

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List price: $34.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/26/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.836

Music in Brazil is one of several case-study volumes that can be used along with Thinking Musically, the core book in the Global Music Series. Thinking Musically incorporates music from many diverse cultures and establishes the framework for exploring the practice of music around the world. It sets the stage for an array of case-study volumes, each of which focuses on a single area of the world. Each case study uses the contemporarymusical situation as a point of departure, covering historical information and traditions as they relate to the present. Visit www.oup.com/us/globalmusic for a list of case studies in the Global Music Series. The website also includes instructional materials to accompany each study.As the largest nation in Latin America, Brazil is home to some of the most celebrated music in the world. Music in Brazil covers a wide spectrum of this music, including samba, bossa nova, Tropiclia, and MPB (Msica Popular Brasileira); regional traditional and popular music; Brazilian rock, rap, and electronica; and such genres as sertaneja (similar to country-and-western music) and brega (sentimental pop).Music in Brazil is organized the themes of unity, diversity, cosmopolitanism, and verbal artistry. It shows how Brazilian music expresses the unity of the country's culture, discussing, for example, how samba plays a major part in annual Carnaval celebrations and provides a focus for nationalist sentiment. In contrast, the book also demonstrates how music represents the diversity of Brazilian culture, describing how each of Brazil's regions is home to unique genres of music, andhow the audiences for various types of music reflect class distinctions. In addition, author John P. Murphy presents examples of cosmopolitan Brazilian music and emphasizes the connections between music and other aspects of Brazilian culture, especially language and gender. Enhanced by vivid illustrations andguided listening activities, this book is a captivating introduction to the music of Brazil. It is packaged with a 60-minute audio CD containing examples of the music discussed in the book, many of which are taken from the author's field recordings.

Foreword Preface CD Track List I. MUSIC AND NATIONAL IDENTITY 1. Samba, Brazil's National Music Carnaval in Recife: Traditional Musics and Current Pop in a Historic Setting Samba in Rio de Janeiro: Music From the Morros Varieties of Samba: Not Just for Caranaval The History of Samba: From Marginal to National Samba Percussion The Malandro and the Mulata: Samba and Gender Roles "The Mystery of Samba" Carmen Miranda Brings the Samba to Hollywood Samba and Carnaval: The Sambadrome and Beyond Pagode Samba Today: A Range of Meanings Samba Raro Eu Tiro e Onda The Song "O Misterio do Samba" 2. Projecting Brazilian Identity Nationally and Internationally Choro: An Early Rio de Janeiro Instrumental Style The Emergence of Choro Northeastern Influences Jacob de Bandolim and Waldir Azevedo The Choro Revival Women in Choro Brazilian Art Music Briefly Surveyed Bossa nova: The Intimate Samba Sound Known Worldwide The Term Bossa Nova A Bossa Nova Classic Other Ways of Playing Bossa Nova Bossa Nova and Jazz The Sound of a Modernizing Brazil Tropicalia: Cultural Cannibalism, Late '60s Style MPB: Sophisticated Songwriting With a Political Edge Musica Brega: Sentimental Songs Loved by Millions The Romantic Balladry of Roberto Carlos II. MUSIC AND REGIONAL IDENTITY 3. Expressing Afro-Brazilian and Indigenous Identity Capoeira: Music, Movement, and the Legacy of Zumbi The Orquestra and the Berimbau Capoeira: Other American Martial Arts and the African Heritage Capoeira: Resistance and Revolt Capoeira Regional and Atual Music of Brazil's Indigenous Peoples Music of the Kayapo-Kikrin: a Ritual of an Amazonian People The Kayapo and the Environment Inspired by Indigenous Music Popular Music in the Amazon Region 4. The Sound of the Northeast Bumba-meu-boi and Cavalo-Marinho: The Drama of the Magical Ox Cavalo-Marinho Maracatu Baiao and Forro Luiz Gonzaga and the baiao Arlindo dos Oito Baixos and instrumental forro 5. Expressing Southern Brazilian Identity Musica caipira Musica sertaneja Musica gaucha 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

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