Brazilian Popular Music: Caetano Veloso and the Regeneration by Lorraine Leu

By Lorraine Leu

Brazilian well known song, or M?sica well known Brasileira (MPB), built within the mid Sixties as a reaction to the re-thinking of Brazilian nationwide identification following the institution of the post-1964 army regime. a number one determine in MPB at present used to be Caetano Veloso, and it really is his tune and its reception that shape the point of interest of this ebook. a pacesetter of the Tropicalist move, Veloso sought to begin a severe debate on Brazilian well known tune and the political and ideological foundations which underpinned its aesthetic. Lorraine Leu examines Veloso's musical and vocal types, revealing the ways that they play with conventional expectancies among the performer and listener, and argues that they symbolize a major reaction to the critical censorship and repression of the army regime.

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