Brazilian Music: Northeastern Traditions and the Heartbeat of a Modern Nation, Volume 1
Written by a foremost expert in the field of Brazilian culture, this fascinating volume explores the music of Brazil's Northeast, gauging its historical and cultural importance within the nation's diverse culture. Think of Brazilian music and images of Carnival revelers pouring through the streets of Rio to a relentless samba beat appear. But the samba and many other Brazilian folk music traditions actually have their roots in the Northeast, arguably the country's richest, most culturally diverse region. Based on the author's field and archival research over a fifteen-year period, this fascinating handbook shows how the musical culture of northeast Brazil emerged and evolved, exploring the interrelated traditional musical styles that helped give the region-and ultimately the Brazilian nation-such a distinctive cultural identity.
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