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Masters of Contemporary Brazilian Song : MPB, 1965-1985 - Charles A. Perrone

Masters of Contemporary Brazilian Song

MPB, 1965-1985

Paperback Published: 1st October 1993
ISBN: 9780292765504
Number Of Pages: 293

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Masters of Contemporary Brazilian Song is a critical study of MPB (música popular brasileira), a term that refers to varieties of urban popular music of the 1960s and 1970s, incorporating samba, Bossa Nova, and new materials.

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"Perrone analyzed hundreds of contemporary song texts to provide English readers with a window into the very important musical-poetic world of contemporary and artistic Brazil. The book is informative, easy to read, and of great value in understanding many sociological aspects of Brazil's recent history."--Hispanic American Historical Review "Perrone's highly competent, well-written, and informative work is the first full-length study in English of contemporary Brazilian popular music. After a brief historical overview of this music, the author ... offers an in-depth discussion of the careers and works of six major songwriter/performers of the 1965--1985 period: Chico Buarque, Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil, Milton Nascimento, Joao Bosco, and Aldir Blanc... The book also includes a useful bibliography and discography, an index, and good photographs that will make the topic come alive... Highly recommended."--Choice

Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Introduction / Brazilian Popular Music, MPB, and Song Literaturep. xv
Chico Buarque: A Unanimous Constructionp. 1
Other Words and Other Worlds of Caetano Velosop. 47
Gilberto Gil: Guidance and Afro-Brazilliancep. 91
Milton Nascimento: Sallies and Bannersp. 130
Joao Bosco and Aldir Blanc: The Drunkard and the Tightrope Walkerp. 165
Conclusion / MPB: Muse, Protest, and Beatp. 201
Notesp. 217
Glossaryp. 225
Bibliographyp. 229
Discographyp. 235
Indexp. 239
Permissionsp. 251
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ISBN: 9780292765504
ISBN-10: 0292765509
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 293
Published: 1st October 1993
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.88  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.44

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