Brazilian Popular Music and Citizenship

Brazilian Popular Music and Citizenship

by Idelber Avelar
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0822348845

ISBN-13: 9780822348849

Pub. Date: 05/09/2011

Publisher: Duke University Press Books

Covering more than one hundred years of history, this multidisciplinary collection of essays explores the vital connections between popular music and citizenship in Brazil. While popular music has served as an effective resource for communities to stake claims to political, social, and cultural rights in Brazil, it has also been appropriated by the state in its

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Covering more than one hundred years of history, this multidisciplinary collection of essays explores the vital connections between popular music and citizenship in Brazil. While popular music has served as an effective resource for communities to stake claims to political, social, and cultural rights in Brazil, it has also been appropriated by the state in its efforts to manage and control a socially, racially, and geographically diverse nation. The question of citizenship has also been a recurrent theme in the work of many of Brazil’s most important musicians. These essays explore popular music in relation to national identity, social class, racial formations, community organizing, political protest, and emergent forms of distribution and consumption. Contributors examine the cultural politics of samba in the 1930s, the trajectory of middle-class musical sensibility associated with Música Popular Brasileira (MPB), rock and re-democratization in the 1980s, music and black identity in Bahia, hip hop and community organizing in São Paulo, and the repression of baile funk in Rio in the 1990s. Among other topics, they consider the use of music by the Landless Workers’ Movement, the performance of identity by Japanese Brazilian musicians, the mangue beat movement of Recife, and the emergence of new regional styles, such as lambadão and tecnobrega, that circulate outside of conventional distribution channels. Taken together, the essays reveal the important connections between citizenship, national belonging, and Brazilian popular music.

Contributors. Idelber Avelar, Christopher Dunn, João Freire Filho, Goli Guerreiro, Micael Herschmann, Ari Lima, Aaron Lorenz, Shanna Lorenz, Angélica Madeira, Malcolm K. McNee, Frederick Moehn, Flávio Oliveira, Adalberto Paranhos, Derek Pardue, Marco Aurélio Paz Tella, Osmundo Pinho, Carlos Sandroni, Daniel Sharp, Hermano Vianna, Wivian Weller

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ISBN-13:
9780822348849
Publisher:
Duke University Press Books
Publication date:
05/09/2011
Pages:
376
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

Acknowledgments....................ix
Introduction. Music as Practice of Citizenship in Brazil Idelber Avelar and Christopher Dunn....................1
Dissonant Voices under a Regime of Order–Unity: Popular Music and Work in the Estado Novo Adalberto Paranhos....................28
Orpheonic Chant and the Construction of Childhood in Brazilian Elementary Education Flávio Oliveira....................44
Farewell to MPB Carlos Sandroni....................64
From Mr. Citizen to Defective Android: Tom Zé and Citizenship in Brazil Christopher Dunn....................74
Rude Poetics of the 1980s: The Politics and Aesthetics of Os Titãs Angélica Madeira....................96
"We Live Daily in Two Countries": Audiotopias of Postdictatorship Brazil Frederick Moehn....................109
Soundtracking Landlessness: Music and Rurality in the Movimento dos Trabalhadores Rurais Sem Terra Malcolm K. McNee....................131
Zhen Brasil's Japanese Brazilian Groove Shanna Lorenz....................155
Embodying the Favela: Representation, Mediation, and Citizenship in the Music of Bezerra da Silva Aaron Lorenz....................172
Hip-Hop in São Paulo: Identity, Community Formation, and Social Action Wivian Weller and Marco Aurélio Paz Tella....................188
"Conquistando Espaço": Hip-Hop Occupations of São Paulo Derek Pardue....................205
Funk Music Made in Brazil: Media and Moral Panic João Freire Filho and Micael Herschmann....................223
Technobrega, Forró, Lambadão: The Parallel Music of Brazil Hermano Vianna....................240
"Tradition as Adventure": Black Music, New Afro-Descendant Subjects, and Pluralization of Modernity in Salvador da Bahia Osmundo Pinho....................250
Modernity, Agency, and Sexuality in the Pagode Baiano Ari Lima....................267
Candeal and Carlinhos Brown: Social and Musical Contexts of an Afro-Brazilian Community Goli Guerreiro....................278
Of Mud Huts and Modernity: The Performance of Civic Progress at Arcoverde's São João Festival Daniel Sharp....................291
Mangue Beat Music and the Coding of Citizenship in Sound Idelber Avelar....................313
Works Cited....................331
Contributors....................353
Index....................357

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