Brazilian Popular Music and Citizenship

Brazilian Popular Music and Citizenship

By: Idelber Avelar (editor), Christopher Dunn (editor)Paperback

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Covering more than one hundred years of history, this multidisciplinary collection of essays explores the vital connections between popular music and citizenship in Brazil. While popular music has served as an effective resource for communities to stake claims to political, social, and cultural rights in Brazil, it has also been appropriated by the state in its efforts to manage and control a socially, racially, and geographically diverse nation. The question of citizenship has also been a recurrent theme in the work of many of Brazil's most important musicians. These essays explore popular music in relation to national identity, social class, racial formations, community organizing, political protest, and emergent forms of distribution and consumption. Contributors examine the cultural politics of samba in the 1930s, the trajectory of middle-class musical sensibility associated with Musica Popular Brasileira (MPB), rock and re-democratization in the 1980s, music and black identity in Bahia, hip hop and community organizing in Sao Paulo, and the repression of baile funk in Rio in the 1990s. Among other topics, they consider the use of music by the Landless Workers' Movement, the performance of identity by Japanese Brazilian musicians, the mangue beat movement of Recife, and the emergence of new regional styles, such as lambadao and tecnobrega, that circulate outside of conventional distribution channels. Taken together, the essays reveal the important connections between citizenship, national belonging, and Brazilian popular music.Contributors. Idelber Avelar, Christopher Dunn, Joao Freire Filho, Goli Guerreiro, Micael Herschmann, Ari Lima, Aaron Lorenz, Shanna Lorenz, Angelica Madeira, Malcolm K. McNee, Frederick Moehn, Flavio Oliveira, Adalberto Paranhos, Derek Pardue, Marco Aurelio Paz Tella, Osmundo Pinho, Carlos Sandroni, Daniel Sharp, Hermano Vianna, Wivian Weller

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Idelber Avelar is Professor of Spanish and Portuguese at Tulane University. He is the author of The Letter of Violence: Essays on Narrative, Ethics, and Politics and The Untimely Present: Postdictatorial Latin American Fiction and the Task of Mourning, also published by Duke University Press. Christopher Dunn is Associate Professor of Brazilian literary and cultural studies at Tulane University. He is the author of Brutality Garden: Tropicalia and the Emergence of a Brazilian Counterculture and a co-editor of Brazilian Popular Music and Globalization.


Acknowledgments ix Introduction. Music as Practice of Citizenship in Brazil / Idelber Avelar and Christopher Dunn 1 Dissonant Voices under a Regime of Order-(-)Unity: Popular Music and Work in the Estado Novo / Adalberto Paranhos 28 Orpheonic Chant and the Construction of Childhood in Brazilian Elementary Education / Flavio Oliveira 44 Farewell to MPB / Carlos Sandroni 64 From Mr. Citizen to Defective Android: Tom Ze and Citizenship in Brazil / Christopher Dunn 74 Rude Poetics of the 1980s: The Politics and Aesthetics of Os Titas / Angelica Madeira 96 "We Live Daily in Two Countries": Audiotopias of Postdictatorship Brazil / Frederick Moehn 109 Soundtracking Landlessness: Music and Rurality in the Movimento dos Trabalhadores Rurias Sem Terra / Malcolm K. McNee 131 Zhen's Brasil's Japanese Brazilian Groove / Shanna Lorenz 155 Embodying the Favela: Representation, Mediation, and Citizenship in the Music of Bezerra da Silva / Aaron Lorenz 172 Hip-Hop in Sao Paulo: Identity, Community Formation, and Social Action / Wivian Weller and Marco Aurelio Paz Tella 188 "Conquistando Espaco": Hip-Hop Occupations of Sao Paulo / Derek Pardue 205 Funk Music Made in Brazil: Media and Moral Panic / Joao Freire Filho and Micael Herschmann 223 Technobrega, Forro, Lambadao: The Parallel Music of Brazil / Hermano Vianna 240 "Tradition as Adventure": Black Music, New Afro-Descendent Subjects and Pluralization of Modernity in Salvador da Bahia / Osmundo Pinho 250 Modernity, Agency, and Sexuality in the Pagode Baiano / Ari Lima 267 Candeal and Carlinhos Brown: Social and Musical Contexts of an Afro-Brazilian Community / Goli Guerreiro 278 Of Mud Huts and Modernity: The Performance of Civic Progress at Arcoverde's Sao Joao Festival / Daniel Sharp 291 Mangue Beat Music and the Coding of Citizenship in Sound / Idelber Avelar 313 Works Cited 331 Contributors 353 Index 357

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  • ISBN13: 9780822349068
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 376
  • ID: 9780822349068
  • ISBN10: 082234906X

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