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

By Lorraine Leu

Brazilian well known song, or M?sica renowned Brasileira (MPB), constructed within the mid Nineteen Sixties as a reaction to the re-thinking of Brazilian nationwide id following the institution of the post-1964 army regime. a number one determine in MPB at present was once Caetano Veloso, and it really is his song and its reception that shape the point of interest of this publication. a pace-setter of the Tropicalist circulation, Veloso sought to start up a serious debate on Brazilian well known track 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 big reaction to the critical censorship and repression of the army regime.

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