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The Berimbau: Soul of Brazilian Music

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The Brazilian berimbau, a musical bow, is most commonly associated with the energetic martial art/dance/game of capoeira. This study explores the berimbau's stature from the 1950s to the present in diverse musical genres including bossa nova, samba-reggae, MPB (Popular Brazilian Music), electronic dance music, Brazilian art music, and more. Berimbau music spans oral and recorded historical traditions, connects Latin America to Africa, juxtaposes the sacred and profane, and unites nationally constructed notions of Brazilian identity across seemingly impenetrable barriers.

The Berimbau: Soul of Brazilian Music is the first work that considers the berimbau beyond the context of capoeira, and explores the bow's emergence as a national symbol. Throughout, this book engages and analyzes intersections of musical traditions in the Black Atlantic, North American popular music, and the rise of global jazz. This book is an accessible introduction to Brazilian music for musicians, Latin American scholars, capoeira practitioners, and other people who are interested in Brazil's music and culture.

Synopsis:

A tour of Brazilian creativity propelled by a singular musical instrument

About the Author

Eric A. Galm is an assistant professor of music at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut. He is the recipient of a Fulbright Grant for Research in Brazil.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781604734058
Author:
Galm, Eric A.
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
Subject:
Ethnomusicology
Subject:
Genres & Styles - International
Subject:
History & Criticism - General
Subject:
Music -- Brazil -- History and criticism.
Subject:
Music - Brazil - African influences
Subject:
Music; Latin America; Brazil
Subject:
Music
Subject:
Latin america
Subject:
Brazil
Subject:
MUSIC / Ethnomusicology
Publication Date:
20100131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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Arts and Entertainment » Music » World Music
History and Social Science » Politics » General

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