About the Author
Sean Stroud completed his PhD in Brazilian popular music at King's College, University of London in 2005. He recently concluded a year of post-doctoral research at the University of Säo Paulo, studying the Vanguarda Paulista musical movement of the early 1980s. He has published several articles on the subject of Brazilian popular music and he is also a contributor to The Babel Guide to Brazilian Fiction in English Translation (Boulevard, 2001). email@example.com
Table of Contents
Contents: Introduction; Musical nationalism and the 'cultural invasion' debate; Inventing the idea of MPB; Television and popular music; Cultural imperialism, globalization, and the Brazilian record industry; The state as cultural mediator: the Política Nacional de Cultura, FUNARTE and the Projeto Pixinguinha; Musical mapping: locating and defending the regional; Reconsidering musical tradition: Música do Brasil and Tumos Itaú Cultural Música; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index.