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La musique populaire brésilienne : miroir de la société

Abstract : The purpose of this work is to study the relations between music and society in Brazil — with the general assumption that the former reflects the latter. Since it is defended as a thèse sur publications, it consists of two parts: a memorandum and a corpus of published books and articles. The four chapters of the memorandum introduce and develop my thesis. After preliminary study of basic concepts (like "popular music" or "mirror of society") and a brief examination of how popular music was eventually acknowledged as genuine art, the second chapter investigates the origins and the evolution of Brazilian music. One prerequisite was to list and evaluate the sources (archives, interviews, scholarly works, literature) from which we can draw information and understanding on the matter. Following this, I have tried, to classify Brazilian music in genres and sub-genres. The third chapter offers a closer study of those I consider as the major ones. The fourth of this part checks that the forthcoming selection of publications tallies, as it should with the subject of the dissertation. The second part consists of thirteen books and articles published between 1981 and 2011. I have selected them for their relevancy to the specific questions here raised, and I have rearranged them according to content, regardless of chronology. The first chapter includes the biographies of Luiz Gonzaga and Baden Powell (written in Portuguese). The second brings together various publications about the history of Brazilian music. The third deals with music in the Nordeste and the fourth with music in Rio de Janeiro.
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Dominique Dreyfus. La musique populaire brésilienne : miroir de la société. Sociologie. Université de la Sorbonne nouvelle - Paris III, 2011. Français. ⟨NNT : 2011PA030189⟩. ⟨tel-01551449⟩



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