Tropicalia Music Genre in Brazilian Music Analytical Essay by Top Papers

Tropicalia Music Genre in Brazilian Music
A lyrical and musical analysis of the Tropicalia music genre and anti-nationalism in Brazilian music of the 1960s.
# 144069 | 1,500 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2009 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2009 in Music Studies (Blues, Jazz) , Music Studies (History)

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The paper analyzes the lyrical and musical anti-nationalism of the Tropicalia genre and movement that rebelled against the nationalist norms of Bossa Nova in 1960s Brazilian music. The paper discusses how the musical contributions of such innovators as Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gil created a genre that used international musical forms like rock'n'roll, as well as localized regional genres of Bahian origin to rebel against nationalized norms in music.

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