Contemporary Carioca : technologies of mixing in a Brazilian music scene / Frederick Moehn
- Moehn, Frederick, 1964-
- Durham : Duke University Press, 2012.
- Physical Description:
- 1 online resource (xxv, 289 pages : illustrations, maps)
- Language Note:
- Restrictions on Access:
- Open Access.
- Marcos Suzano : a Carioca blade runner -- Lenine : pernambuco speaking to the world -- Pedro Luís and the wall : Tupy Astronauts -- Fernanda Abreu : garota carioca -- Paulinho Moska : difference and repetition -- On cannibals and chameleons -- Appendix 1: a note about interviews, with a list of interviews cited -- Appendix 2: introductory aspects of Marcos Suzano's pandeiro method.
- Brazilian popular music is widely celebrated for its inventive amalgams of styles and sounds. Cariocas, native residents of Rio de Janeiro, think of their city as particularly conducive to musical mixture. Contemporary Carioca introduces a generation of Rio-based musicians who collaboratively have reinvigorated Brazilian genres, such as samba and maracatu, through juxtaposition with international influences, including rock, techno, and funk. He describes how these artists manage their careers, having reclaimed some control from record labels. Examining the specific meanings that their fusions have in the Carioca scene, he explains that musical mixture is not only intertwined with nationalist discourses of miscegenation, but also with the experience of being middle-class in a country confronting neoliberal models of globalization. Moehn offers vivid depictions of Rio musicians as they creatively combine and reconcile local realities with global trends and exigencies.
- 9780822394884 (electronic bk.)
082239488X (electronic bk.)
9780822351412 (cloth ; alk. paper)
0822351412 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9780822351559 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
0822351552 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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