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...Through the 1960s, the work of Erasmo Carlos helped to define the pop-rock sound of Brazilian popular music. Born in 1941 in Rio de Janeiro, by 1957 Carlos had joined the Sputniks. Prior to developing a solo career, Carlos became friends...

Jovem Guarda

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Jovem Guarda (Young Guard) was a musical and cultural movement of great importance in Brazilian rock in the 1960s. The essential feature that defined the movement was the appropriation of rock ’n’ roll and the integration of electric...

Rock in Brazil

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Encyclopedia Articles

...As a musical genre, rock was integrated into Brazilian music in the late 1950s. As it evolved, Brazilian rock went through several phases, incorporating various rock subgenres and mixing them with other Brazilian popular music genres. Among...

Rio de Janeiro

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: city – 6,000,000 (1996); greater metropolitan area – 10,300,000 (1996) The capital city of Brazil from 1763 to 1960, Rio de Janeiro’s contrasting landscape of beaches, mountains and wide green areas, such as the Tijuca...