Choro

Choro

A Social History of A Brazilian Popular Music

Book Plus CD - 2005
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Choro is a type of Brazilian popular music similar in background to the celebrated Cuban son of Buena Vista Social Club fame. Choro started in Rio de Janeiro as a fusion of African-based rhythms and structures with European instruments and dance forms. In the 20th century, it came to represent social and racial diversity in Brazil and was integrated into mainstream film, radio, and recordings throughout Latin America and Europe. It formed a basis for Brazilian jazz and influenced the music of Heitor Villa Lobos. Today choro is viewed as a type of popular folk/traditional music in its own right. Its history parallels that of race, class, and nationality in Brazil over the last 100 years.

Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, c2005
ISBN: 9780253217523
0253217520
9780253345417
0253345413
Branch Call Number: 780.981 L78c
Characteristics: xiii, 254 p. : ill. ; 25 cm. + 1 sound disc (digital ; 4 3/4 in.)
Additional Contributors: Garcia, Thomas George Caracas

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