Music in Brazil: Experiencing Music, Expressing Culture Includes CD / Edition 1 by John P. Murphy | 9780195166842 | Other Format | Barnes & Noble
Music in Brazil: Experiencing Music, Expressing Culture Includes CD / Edition 1

Music in Brazil: Experiencing Music, Expressing Culture Includes CD / Edition 1

by John P. Murphy
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195166841

ISBN-13: 9780195166842

Pub. Date: 01/26/2006

Publisher: Oxford University Press

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

Overview

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 contemporary musical 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, Tropicália, and MPB (Música 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 around four themes: 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, and how 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 and guided 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195166842
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
01/26/2006
Series:
Global Music Series
Edition description:
BOOK & CD
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
953,705
Product dimensions:
8.10(w) x 5.40(h) x 0.60(d)

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Table of Contents

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 é Onda
The Song "O Mistério 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
Choro, Art Music, and Jazz
Women in Choro
Brazilian Art Music Briefly Surveyed
Bossa nova: The Intimate Samba Sound Known Worldwide
The Term Bossa Nova
A Bossa Nova Classic
"The Girl from Ipanema"
Other Ways of Playing Bossa Nova
Bossa Nova and Jazz
The Sound of a Modernizing Brazil
Tropicália: Cultural Cannibalism, Late '60s Style
MPB: Sophisticated Songwriting With a Political Edge
Música 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 Kayapó-Kikrin: A Ritual of an Amazonian People
The Kayapó 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 Performers and Audiences
Three Master Performers of Cavalo-marinho
Cavalo-marinho Performance Contexts
A Cavalo-marinho Performance
Cavalo-marinho Today
Maracatu: Afro-Brazilian Carnival Genre With a Sacred Side
A Sambada
Maracutu Rural
Siba and Barachinha's "Catimbó"
Baião and Forró: Accordian-Driven Dance Music
Luiz Gonzaga and the Baião
Luiz Gonzaga's Music and the Invention of the Northeast
Arlindo dos Oito Baixos and Instrumental Forró
The Technique of the Sanfona de Oito Baixos
The Symbolic Importance of the Sanfona de Oito Baixos
The Tune
Meter
Bellows
Rhythmic Accompaniment
Forró and Northeastern Identity
5. Expressing Southern Brazilian Identity
Música Caipira: Rural Music of the South
Música Caipira in a Sacred Context: Folias de Reis
Música Caipira in a Secular Context
Cantoria
Música Caipira on Records and Radio
The Viola Caipira
Roberto Corrêa and the Viola Caipira
Música Sertaneja: Brazilian "Country" Music
Música Gaúcha: Celebrating Brazil's Far South
The Nativist Movement in Rio Grande do Sul
Renato Borghetti and Progressive Música Gaúcha
The Sound of the South
Popular Music and Social Action in Porto Alegre
III. MUSICAL COSMOPOLITANISM
6. The Innovative Music and Scene of Recife
Brazilian Music and Cosmopolitanism
Cássia Eller
Tribalistas
Hermeto Pascoal
The Mangue Movement, Chico Science & Naçao Zumbi, and Popular Music in Recife
Mundo Livre S/A: Working Toward a Free World
Devotos: A Hardcore Look at Life in Recife
Facos do Subúrbio: Rap and Embolada From the ALto José do Pinho
DJ Dolores e Orchestra Santa Massa: Electronic Maracatu
Comadre Florzinha and Women's Participation in the Recife Scene
Conclusion
Glossary
References
Resources
Index

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