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Voices of Drought: The Politics of Music and Environment in Northeastern Brazil

Michael B. Silvers

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780252042089
eISBN:
9780252050831
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042089.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Voices of Drought is an ethnomusicological study of relationships between popular music, the environmental and social costs of drought, and the politics of culture and climate vulnerability in the ... More


Real or Plastic Forró: Soundscapes of a Changing Economy

Michael B. Silvers

in Voices of Drought: The Politics of Music and Environment in Northeastern Brazil

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780252042089
eISBN:
9780252050831
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042089.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter dialogues with ideas about the sustainability of musical culture by offering a case study in which robust cultural policy, supporting foothills forró, was implemented by the same leftist ... More


“Help Your Brother”: Drought Songs as Protest

Michael B. Silvers

in Voices of Drought: The Politics of Music and Environment in Northeastern Brazil

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780252042089
eISBN:
9780252050831
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042089.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter examines foothills forró as a form of environmental protest, voiced through the strategic use of nostalgia, through dancing bodies and occupied spaces, and through explicit requests ... More


Between the Folds of Luiz Gonzaga’s Sanfona: Forró

Megwen Loveless

in The Accordion in the Americas: Klezmer, Polka, Tango, Zydeco, and More!

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037207
eISBN:
9780252094323
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037207.003.0014
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter focuses on the fascinating life story of the Brazilian accordionist Luiz Gonzaga, while examining Brazil's national musical and political context that allowed this extraordinary musician ... More


Sound Tracks of a Tropical Sexscape: Tropicalizing Northeastern Brazil, Channeling Transnational Desires

Darien Lamen

in Sun, Sea, and Sound: Music and Tourism in the Circum-Caribbean

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199988853
eISBN:
9780199378739
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199988853.003.0011
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter examines some of the audible entanglements between musical, tourist, and sexual economies in Iracema, a seaside neighborhood in the Northeastern Brazilian city of Fortaleza. During the ... More


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