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By Eric A. Galm

The Brazilian berimbau, a musical bow, is most typically linked to the lively martial art/dance/game of capoeira. This learn explores the berimbau's stature from the Nineteen Fifties to the current in assorted musical genres together with bossa nova, samba-reggae, MPB (Popular Brazilian Music), digital dance track, Brazilian paintings tune, and extra. Berimbau song spans oral and recorded ancient traditions, connects Latin the USA to Africa, juxtaposes the sacred and profane, and unites nationally developed notions of Brazilian identification throughout possible impenetrable obstacles.

The Berimbau: Soul of Brazilian Music is the 1st paintings that considers the berimbau past the context of capoeira, and explores the bow's emergence as a countrywide image. all through, this booklet engages and analyzes intersections of musical traditions within the Black Atlantic, North American renowned track, and the increase of world jazz. This publication is an available advent to Brazilian tune for musicians, Latin American students, capoeira practitioners, and people who're attracted to Brazil's track and culture.

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