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Author Dunn, Christopher, 1964-
Title Brutality garden : Tropicália and the emergence of a Brazilian counterculture / Christopher Dunn.
Imprint Chapel Hill, NC : University of North Carolina Press, [2001]

Author Dunn, Christopher, 1964-
Subject Tropicália (Music) -- History and criticism.
Popular music -- Brazil -- History and criticism.
Counterculture -- Brazil -- History -- 20th century.
Description 1 online resource (xii, 256 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-245), discography (pages 247-248) , and index.
Contents Poetry for export : modernity, nationality, and internationalism in Brazilian culture -- Participation, pop music, and the universal sound -- The Tropicalist moment -- In the adverse hour : Tropicalia performed and proscribed -- Tropicalia, counterculture, and Afro-diasporic connections -- Traces of Tropicalia.
Summary In the late 1960s, Brazilian artists forged a watershed cultural movement known as Tropicália. Music inspired by that movement is today enjoying considerable attention at home and abroad. Few new listeners, however, make the connection between this music and the circumstances surrounding its creation, the most violent and repressive days of the military regime that governed Brazil from 1964 to 1985. With key manifestations in theater, cinema, visual arts, literature, and especially popular music, Tropicália dynamically articulated the conflicts and aspirations of a generation of young, urban Brazilians. Focusing on a group of musicians from Bahia, an impoverished state in northeastern Brazil noted for its vibrant Afro-Brazilian culture, Christopher Dunn reveals how artists including Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil, Gal Costa, and Tom Zé created this movement together with the musical and poetic vanguards of Sao Paulo, Brazil's most modern and industrialized city. He shows how the tropicalists selectively appropriated and parodied cultural practices from Brazil and abroad in order to expose the fissure between their nation's idealized image as a peaceful tropical "garden" and the daily brutality visited upon its citizens.--Publisher description.
Note Print version record.
Access Use copy Restrictions unspecified star
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Note digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve pda
ISBN 9781469615714 (electronic bk.)
1469615711 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 862077082
Additional Format Print version: Dunn, Christopher, 1964- Brutality garden 0807826510 (DLC) 2001035148 (OCoLC)46731240

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