by Claus Schreiner - £9.95 Marion Boyars (2002)
paperback ISBN 13: 9780714530666 | ISBN 10: 0714530662
Musica Brasileira takes the reader through the dense and intricate landscapes of Brazilian popular music, from the cries of the cattle herders in the North East to the rhythms of the ghettos, from the television soap operas and the blare of transistor radios to the complex world of Brazil\'s syncretistic religious cults. Musicologist and expert on Latin American popular culture, Claus Schreiner combines an acutely musical ear with an eye for detail and a genuine feel for historical research. He creates vivid portraits of some of music\'s most legendary figures, blending song lyrics and personal reminiscences with social observations and informal interviews, evoking a country that is both very old and very new, colourful but poverty-stricken, full of of inexpressible joy & yet desperately tragic.
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