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Gilberto Gil

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...Though Gilberto Gil began as a bossa nova musician, his career saw him play a pivotal role in the development of post-bossa nova urban musical genres and he would link them with political activism. Born in 1942 in Salvador, Brazil...
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...The axé performances of Margareth Menezes have made her a star in her native Brazilian state of Bahia. Born in Salvador in 1962, Menezes grew up surrounded by the traditional and popular music of Bahia. As a teenager, she developed her...

Canção de Protesto

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Canção de protesto (protest song), música engajada (engaged music) and, more commonly, música de protesto (protest music) are terms used in Brazil which, in their narrowest and historically rooted sense, refer to the popular ‘songs...
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...Within the global jazz community, Milton Nascimento’s career has served as reminder of the potential creativity and innovation that can occur within disasporic spaces. Born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 1942, Nascimento’s mother was a maid...
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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...
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...The so-called King of Latin Music, Roberto Carlos released a string of hits through the 1960s and maintained his status as one of Brazil’s most influential singers through the 1980s. Born in southern Brazil in 1941, Carlos had his leg...

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....

Porto Alegre

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: city – 1,500,000 (2002); metropolitan area – 4,022,870 (1996) Porto Alegre is the capital city of the southernmost state...

Bossa Nova

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Encyclopedia Articles

...Bossa nova developed in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, during the second half of the 1950s and was transformed into a musical movement that modernized Brazilian popular music. Thus, it acquired great historical importance and is seen by many...