Brazilian Popular Music & Globalization

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Charles A. Perrone, Christopher Dunn
Psychology Press, 2001 - Music - 288 pages
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Despite its economic weight, Brazil has yet to emerge as a major player in global affairs. Since the 1960s, however, the country has been a major force on a happier front: popular culture, especially music. Dunn's attractively produced book takes the reader through the history of Brazil's cultural movement and focuses on a group of musicians from Bahia, including Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil, Gal Costa, and Tom Ze. He examines how the tropicalists appropriated and parodied sectors of Brazil's culture to reveal the gap between the nation's idealized image of itself and the brutality of daily life. Perrone and Dunn, meanwhile, have collected essays from Brazilian as well as U.S. scholars to look more broadly at Brazilian popular culture. They ask how Brazil's culture was affected by outside influences, with subjects ranging from Carmen Miranda to the recent impact of hip-hop, rock, and heavy metal. Born out of Brazil's own domestic vicissitudes, popular music is perhaps its most successful and widely known international intervention.
 

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Contents

Internationalization in Brazilian Popular Music
1
2 Carmen Mirandadada
39
Black Orpheus Orfeu and Internationalization in Brazilian Popular Music
46
4 Tropicália Counterculture and the Diasporic Imagination in Brazil
72
Globalization as Seen through a Brazilian Pop Prism
96
The Tropicalist Revival
106
7 Defeated Rallies Mournful Anthems and the Origins of Brazilian Heavy Metal
123
8 The Localization of Global Funk in Bahia and in Rio
136
Reggae Black Counterculture and Globalization in Brazil
192
A Case of LongDistance Belonging
207
Music and Subjectivity in a Global Context
220
Maracatu de Baque Virado and Chico Science
233
Mestre Ambrosio
245
16 Good Blood in the Veins of This Brazilian Rio or a Cannibalist Transnationalism
258
Contributors
271
Copyrights and Acknowledgments
273

Geographic Space and Representation of Identity in the Carnival of Salvador Bahia
161
Ethnicity Activism and Art in a Globalized Carnival Community
177

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Charles A. Perrone (PhD Texas 1985) is Professor of Portuguese and Luso-Brazilian Literature and Culture at the University of Florida. He is the author of Masters of Contemporary Brazilian Song: MPB 1965-1985 (Texas, 1989), Seven Faces: Brazilian Poetry since Modernism (Duke, 1996) and translators/editor of several books. He lives in Jacksonville, FL.Christopher Dunn (Ph D Brown 1996) is Assistant Professor at Tulane University, where he holds a joint appointment in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese and in the African and African Diaspora Studies Program. He is the author of a forthcoming book on the Tropicalist movement in Brazil and a contributor to Encarta on Afro-Brazilian topics including new popular music. He lives in New Orleans, LA.

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