River of Tears Country Music, Memory, and Modernity in Brazil

ISBN-10: 0822345374

ISBN-13: 9780822345374

Edition: 2009

Authors: Alexander Sebastian Dent

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River of Tears is the first ethnography of Brazilian country music, one of the most popular genres in Brazil and least-known outside it. Beginning in the mid-1980s, various forms of rural music burst onto Brazils national music scene. Commercial musical duos practicing msica sertaneja reached beyond their base in Brazils Central-Southern region to become national bestsellers. Rodeo events revolving around country music came to rival soccer matches in attendance. A revival of folkloric rural music called msica caipira, heralded as msica sertanejas ancestor, took shape, particularly in the Central-Southern state of So Paulo. All the while, large numbers of Brazilians in the Central-South were moving to cities, claiming as they did so that their Brazil was first and foremost a rural nation.
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Book details

List price: $49.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Duke University Press
Publication date: 1/1/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 312
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Introduction: Rural Music, Intimacy, and Memory
What Counts as "Country"? Rural Performativity in the Twentieth Century
Country Brothers: Kinship as Chronotope
Mixture, Sadness, and Intimacy in the Brazilian m�sical Field
Hick Dialogics: Experiencing the Play of Rural Genres
Teleologies of Rural Disappearance: Interpreting Rural Music
Digital Droplets and Analogue Flames: The Circulatory Matrices of Brazilian Country
Producing Rural Locality
Hicks of the World: The Country Cosmopolitan
Conclusion: Postauthoritarian Memory and Rurality
M�sical Works Cited
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