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...Caetano Emanuel Viana Telles Veloso is a Brazilian pop musician, author, and political activist. Born on August 7, 1942, in Santo Amaro da Purificacao, Brazil, Veloso is one of seven children. One of his sisters, Maria Bethânia, considered...

Música de Capoeira

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Encyclopedia Articles

...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...

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

33 1/3 Books

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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...

Música Popular Brasileira (MPB)

Encyclopedia of Latin American Popular Music

ABC-CLIO, LLC, 2013

Scholarly Books

...MPB (an acronym for Música Popular Brasileira or Brazilian popular music) is the generic denomination for a plurality of genres and hybrid musical practices that have prevailed in Brazilian popular music since the 1960s. MPB is an important...

Tropicália

Encyclopedia of Latin American Popular Music

ABC-CLIO, LLC, 2013

Scholarly Books

...Tropicália was a Brazilian musical movement in the late 1960s that was formed mainly by Bahian composers and interpreters, such as leaders Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gil, composer Tom Zé, singers Gal Costa and Nara Leão, lyricists Torquato...

Tropicália

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Tropicália may be understood as a ‘cultural moment’ (Süssekind 2005) in late 1960s Brazil that was manifest in nearly all realms of artistic production, especially in popular music, but also in the visual arts, theater, film and literature....

Afoxé

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...The term afoxé is intrinsically connected to the Afro-Brazilian cultural context and has various interrelated meanings. It designates a musical idiophone in the xequerê family, made of a calabash covered with a net and shells, beads...

Rock in Latin America

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Rock began to spread throughout Latin America in the 1950s, undergoing various stages of evolution and related cultural movements in each country and region where it took hold. While periodization is always imperfect, an examination...

MPB

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Encyclopedia Articles

...The initials MPB, standing for ‘Música Popular Brasileira’ (Brazilian popular music), were used for the first time in the context of competitive music festivals organized by Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo television stations as of 1965...

Salvador

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume III : Locations: Caribbean and Latin America

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: city – 2,540,000 (2002); state -13,066,000 (2002) Salvador, whose full name is São Salvador da Bahia de Todos os Santos (City of the Holy Savior on All Saints’ Bay), is the capital...