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Masters of Contemporary Brazilian Song

Masters of Contemporary Brazilian Song
MPB, 1965-1985

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.

January 1993
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293 pages | 6 x 9 | 13 b&w illus. |
ISBN: 
978-0-292-76550-4
Description: 

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.

Contents: 
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction. Brazilian Popular Music, MPB, and Song Literature
  • 1. Chico Buarque: A Unanimous Construction
  • 2. Other Words and Other Worlds of Caetano Veloso
  • 3. Gilberto Gil: Guidance and Afro-Brazilliance
  • 4. Milton Nascimento: Sallies and Banners
  • 5. João Bosco and Aldir Blanc: The Drunkard and the Tightrope Walker
  • Conclusion. MPB: Muse, Protest, and Beat
  • Notes
  • Glossary
  • Bibliography
  • Discography
  • Index
  • Permissions
Author: 

Charles A. Perrone is Professor of Portuguese and Luso-Brazilian Culture and Literature at the University of Florida.