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The B side of "evolutionary line": a study on the formation of "bad" Brazilian popular music

Grant number: 12/05841-0
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): June 01, 2012
Effective date (End): June 30, 2013
Field of knowledge:Linguistics, Literature and Arts - Arts - Music
Principal Investigator:José Roberto Zan
Grantee:Adelcio Camilo Machado
Host Institution: Instituto de Artes (IA). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil


This work aims to study a segment of phonographic production of the 1940s and 1950s which was characterized as "bad" taste. This repertoire was produced in a period in which certain distinctions intensified in Brazilian popular music: on one hand, there was a massification of radio, which was tied to the radio singers , that have become some of the first great mass idols in our country; on the other, there was the emergence of more intimate spaces, as were the Copacabana nightclub, where a repertoire considered modern was practiced. Therefore, the research aims to study the relationships between these two poles, checking in which way the idea of a "bad" Brazilian popular music was built in terms of speeches and musical practices.

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MACHADO, Adelcio Camilo. The B-side of the evolutionary line: Nelson Gonçalves and the bad popular music of the 1940s and 1950s. 2016. Doctoral Thesis - Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Instituto de Artes Campinas, SP.

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