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A Respectable Spell: Transformations of Samba in Rio de Janeiro

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780252044021
eISBN:
9780252052965
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252044021.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This book is primarily about the social history and musical changes of samba in Rio de Janeiro from 1917 to the early 1930s, looking chiefly at the era’s commercial recordings. The year 1917 marks ... More


The Peterborough Community Samba Band

Lee Higgins

in Community Music: In Theory and In Practice

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199777839
eISBN:
9780199950218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199777839.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music, Psychology of Music

The purpose of this chapter is to affirm both the roots and distinctive traits of community music through an extensive ethnographic account of one project. Drawing from documents, testimony, ... More


Nuances of Continual Variation in the Brazilian Pagode Song “Sorriso Aberto”

Jason Stanyek and Fabio Oliveira

in Analytical and Cross-Cultural Studies in World Music

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195384581
eISBN:
9780199918331
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195384581.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter analyzes a live recording of the iconic song “Sorriso Aberto” (“Open Smile”) by Guará in order to bring out some of the principal sonic characteristics of pagode, a radical reformulation ... More


From the Dining Room to the Drawing Room

Carlos Sandroni

in A Respectable Spell: Transformations of Samba in Rio de Janeiro

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780252044021
eISBN:
9780252052965
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252044021.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter deals with samba in Rio de Janeiro at the turn of the twentieth century. At the time, samba was practiced primarily at parties, at the homes of Bahian immigrant families, similar to the ... More


Modernity and Nationalism in Solo Dance in Brazil: The Bailado of Eros Volúsia and the Performance of Luiz de Abreu

Sandra Meyer

in On Stage Alone: Soloists and the Modern Dance Canon

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780813040257
eISBN:
9780813043869
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813040257.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Dance

Eros Volúsia's goal was to construct a national dance, a bailado based in samba and achieving a miscegenation of European, black, and indigenous mestizo cultural elements with echoes of the ... More


African-Brazilian Culture and Regional Identity in Bahia, Brazil

Scott Ickes

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780813044781
eISBN:
9780813046433
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044781.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

A close study of six major public religious festivals, including carnival, African-Brazilian Culture and Regional Identity in Bahia, Brazil, explores the cultural politics of regional identity in the ... More


Musical Premises

Carlos Sandroni

in A Respectable Spell: Transformations of Samba in Rio de Janeiro

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780252044021
eISBN:
9780252052965
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252044021.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter, also of an introductory nature, discusses concepts of musical rhythm that will serve as the foundation for the analyses developed over the course of the book. The chapter offers a ... More


From Bahia to Rio

Carlos Sandroni

in A Respectable Spell: Transformations of Samba in Rio de Janeiro

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780252044021
eISBN:
9780252052965
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252044021.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter deals with samba in the nineteenth century, when the word began to be used to designate a popular Afro-Brazilian amusement that included music, dance, and sung poetry. The first ... More


“Pelo telefone”

Carlos Sandroni

in A Respectable Spell: Transformations of Samba in Rio de Janeiro

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780252044021
eISBN:
9780252052965
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252044021.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter introduces and discusses the famous composition “Pelo telefone” (“On the Telephone”), by Donga and Mauro de Almeida, which, disseminated through recordings and published sheet music, ... More


When Did Samba Become Samba?

Carlos Sandroni

in A Respectable Spell: Transformations of Samba in Rio de Janeiro

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780252044021
eISBN:
9780252052965
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252044021.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter discusses the contrast between two types of samba that, in the late 1920s, defined Brazilian popular music and above all else, Afro-Brazilian music in Rio de Janeiro. The old style of ... More


Of Birds and Commodities

Carlos Sandroni

in A Respectable Spell: Transformations of Samba in Rio de Janeiro

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780252044021
eISBN:
9780252052965
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252044021.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter discusses the emergence of samba as a type of commercial popular music whose musical units are songs that can be put on record and composed by authors legally recognized and eventually ... More


From Malandro to Composer

Carlos Sandroni

in A Respectable Spell: Transformations of Samba in Rio de Janeiro

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780252044021
eISBN:
9780252052965
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252044021.003.0009
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter deals with the link between the new style of samba and a Brazilian popular culture figure, the malandro (hustler). The word malandro was used in Brazil in a variety of contexts to refer ... More


A Respectable Spell

Carlos Sandroni

in A Respectable Spell: Transformations of Samba in Rio de Janeiro

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780252044021
eISBN:
9780252052965
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252044021.003.0010
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter reexamines the topic of the professionalization of samba by discussing the lyrics of samba songs by Noel Rosa, the most important professional composer in Brazilian popular music during ... More


On the Gramophone

Carlos Sandroni

in A Respectable Spell: Transformations of Samba in Rio de Janeiro

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780252044021
eISBN:
9780252052965
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252044021.003.0011
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter discusses the stylistic change of samba between 1917 and 1933 through an analysis of commercial recordings of the era. After a brief methodological introduction to the issue, the first ... More


Conclusion

Carlos Sandroni

in A Respectable Spell: Transformations of Samba in Rio de Janeiro

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780252044021
eISBN:
9780252052965
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252044021.003.0012
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

The conclusion reviews the main points made in this work. First, a review of different interpretations of samba’s history sheds new light on firsthand accounts given by samba pioneers. Second, an ... More


Performing Bahia: Public Festivals, Samba, and African-Bahian Agency

Scott Ickes

in African-Brazilian Culture and Regional Identity in Bahia, Brazil

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780813044781
eISBN:
9780813046433
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044781.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Chapter 3 describes Salvador's major public festivals and emphasizes the cultural contribution of the city's largely African-Bahian working class and its Candomblé community. This group used the ... More


Rituals of Inclusion: Evolving Discourses of Bahianness

Scott Ickes

in African-Brazilian Culture and Regional Identity in Bahia, Brazil

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780813044781
eISBN:
9780813046433
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044781.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Chapter 4 focuses on how various parties used the festivals as opportunities to formulate and disseminate a public discourse of inclusive “Bahianness” that came to embrace the city's African-Bahian ... More


Carnival of the People: Batucadas and Afoxés

Scott Ickes

in African-Brazilian Culture and Regional Identity in Bahia, Brazil

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780813044781
eISBN:
9780813046433
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044781.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Chapter 5 explores the important changes that took place within Bahian Carnival during the Vargas era. Between 1938 and 1952 the elites clubs, which had dominated Carnival since the late nineteenth ... More


The Berimbau: Soul of Brazilian Music

Eric A. Galm

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604734058
eISBN:
9781604734065
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604734058.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

The Brazilian berimbau, a musical bow, is most commonly associated with the energetic martial art/dance/game of capoeira. This study explores its stature from the 1950s to the present in diverse ... More


Porous City: A Cultural History of Rio de Janeiro

Bruno Carvalho

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781846319754
eISBN:
9781781381007
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846319754.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Despite its famous image as a divided city – of wealthy high-rises and the surrounding, poverty-stricken favelas – Rio de Janeiro’s culture has been shaped by porous boundaries and multi-ethnic ... More


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