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Marcha (Marchinha)

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume IX : Genres: Caribbean and Latin America

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...In discussing marcha (march) as a musical genre in Brazil, a range of contexts must be covered, from expressions of religious rituals from Afro-Brazilian culture, such as Congados, to the huge national festival, Carnival....

Bumba-Meu-Boi

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume IX : Genres: Caribbean and Latin America

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Bumba-meu-Boi is a folk dance and pageant in northeastern Brazil. It is one of Brazil’s most aesthetically and socially significant folguedos (traditional street festivals), involving community participation in music, poetry...

Folguedo

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume IX : Genres: Caribbean and Latin America

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...The term folguedo has been used in Brazil since the 1940s to indicate the widespread practice of collective dancing around a traditional theme, organized in a succession of parts and combining music, dance and drama (Marcondes 2003)....

Jongo

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume IX : Genres: Caribbean and Latin America

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...The jongo, also known as caxambu, is a Brazilian genre consisting of collective singing and dancing, performed to the accompaniment of at least two single-headed drums of different sizes and tonal ranges (the larger one is generally called...

Fandango (Brazil)

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume IX : Genres: Caribbean and Latin America

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Fandango denotes two types of dance events in different areas of Brazil: a particular kind of ball typical of the coastal areas of the states of Paraná and São Paulo, and any popular ball in the state of Rio Grande do Sul. The first...

Música Caipira

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume IX : Genres: Caribbean and Latin America

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Música caipira is a term used to denote the large group of musical subgenres performed in the rural areas of the ‘Middle-South’ of Brazil, that is, the states of São Paulo, Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul, Paraná and the southern areas...

Música de Capoeira

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume IX : Genres: Caribbean and Latin America

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Combat games, known under the generic name capoeira, were widely practiced by African and Creole slaves and freedmen in late colonial and nineteenth-century Brazil. Different styles developed in Bahia, Pernambuco, Rio de Janeiro and other...

Lundu

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume IX : Genres: Caribbean and Latin America

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Lundu (also sometimes spelled ‘lundum,’ ‘landum’ and ‘londu’) was the name used in Brazil from the mid-nineteenth century until about 1920 to designate a genre consisting of urban songs of a comical nature. The term had previously been used...

Caetano Veloso’s A Foreign Sound

Barbara Browning

Barbara Browning is Associate Professor in the Department of Performance Studies at Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, USA. She is the author of two academic books (Samba and Resistance in Motion) as well as the ficto-critical novels The Correspondence Artist and I’m Trying to Reach You. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...What makes a song sound foreign? What makes it sound “American,” or Brazilian? Caetano Veloso’s 2004 American songbook album, A Foreign Sound, is a meditation on these questions—but in truth, they were questions...