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Brazilian music; northeastern traditions and the heartbeat of a modern nation. (CD included).


Brazilian music; northeastern traditions and the heartbeat of a modern nation. (CD included)

Crook, Larry.



377 pages



ABC-CLIO world music series


Crook (music, U. of Florida) surveys the music of Brazil, with a focus on the Northeast. He describes the region, as well as the South, and their racially diverse cultures, music, and instruments, then moves to a discussion of traditions of the Northeast, including the caboclo population, Candomble religion, Carnival music of Salvador and Recife, and the frevo. The final chapters deal with popular music of the region, such as the samba-reggae and the mangue. Other topics explored are the banda de pifanos, cantoria de viola, afoxe, maracatu, and the baiao. The series is aimed at high school and undergraduate non-music students. The book includes a CD with 13 musical examples, with appendices of lyrics and translations.

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