Brazilian music : northeastern traditions and the heartbeat of a modern nation

by Crook, Larry.

Format: Print Book 2005
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Non-fiction ML3487.B7 C76 2005
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Second Floor - Non-fiction
Call Number  ML3487.B7 C76 2005

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.

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.

Moving from broad comparative overviews to specific types of music, the book looks at the social contexts, performance practices, musical structures, and cultural meanings that lie behind the music and provides up-close encounters with contemporary musicians creating and maintaining the area's traditions. Additionally, the book examines the role of music and dance traditions in shaping racial identities in Brazil ( blackness , whiteness , mulattoness ). The accompanying CD, loaded with both commercial and field recordings, brings the book's ideas and discoveries vividly to life.

* Photographs of musical instruments, musicians, dancers, performances, and costumes, and illustrations of the art of Northeast Brazil including drawings, paintings, and wood cuts

* Diagrams of instrument construction such as the pifano, zabumba, and viola, and an audio CD of musical examples

Brazil : a country divided
Brazilian music in focus : a history of hybridity
Rural traditions of the interior : banda de pífanos and cantoria de viola
Afro-Brazilian musical traditions of the urban northeast : candomblé, afoxé, and maracatu
Making multiracial carnival music : the frevo
Inventing northeastern music : Luiz Gonzaga and the nationalization of the baião
Reinventing Africa and remixing hybridity in northeastern music : blocos afro and mangue beat.

Additional Information
Series ABC-CLIO world music series.
Subjects Popular music -- Brazil -- History and criticism.
Popular music -- Brazil, Northeast -- History and criticism.
Publisher Santa Barbara, Calif. :ABC-CLIO,2005
Language English
Description xxv, 377 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm + 1 audio disc (4 3/4 in.)
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 347-355), discography (pages 357-358), and index.
ISBN 1576072878 (hardcover : alk. paper)
1851095918 (ebook)
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