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The popular at Brazilian Academy of Music

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Luã Ferreira Leal
Total Authors: 1
Document type: Doctoral Thesis
Press: Campinas, SP.
Institution: Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Instituto de Filosofia e Ciências Humanas
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Examining board members:
Mariana Miggiolaro Chaguri; Fernanda Areas Peixoto; Christiano Key Tambascia; Elide Rugai Bastos
Advisor: Mariana Miggiolaro Chaguri

This study analyzes the introduction of popular music as an object of reflection in the Brazilian Academy of Music (ABM) and in the work of one of its members, the diplomat, musicologist and historian Vasco Mariz (1921-2017). Two starting points, thus, will be fundamental to weave the narrative of the thesis: the creation of ABM, created by composers and music researchers in 1945, and the beginning of Vasco Mariz¿s career as a researcher of Brazilian music in Brazil. An inheritor of a tradition of music studies, this author's vast work provided data for both the writing of history and the preservation of the memory of Brazilian music. His books spell out dialogues with predecessors and raise central questions about the formation of the canon of Brazilian music. On the one hand, the analysis of ABM documents, and the adoption of the texts by Vasco Mariz and the founding academicians as a source, on the other, allow us to understand the constitution of the cultural pantheon grown out of the studies carried out by authors who sought the "origins" and "popular" profiles of national musicality. The dissertation analyzes the circulation of ideas and the writing modalities of the history of Brazilian music departing from the differentiation of the classifier categories "popular music" and "folk music" in the writings of intellectuals who have formulated typologies of popular culture (AU)

FAPESP's process: 15/13892-2 - The "popular" at Brazilian Academy of Music
Grantee:Luã Ferreira Leal
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate