IASPM International Conferences - Proceedings, Situating Popular Musics

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Atlantic flows: Brazilian connections to Cape Verdean popular music
Juliana Braz Dias

Last modified: 2013-01-22


Cape Verdean musical genres, especially the morna, cannot be understood with exclusive reference to the Portuguese and African peoples who settled in this archipelago. These two cultural heritages were interwoven with other heterogeneous elements, building a much more complex music scene. The focus of this work lies on the Atlantic flows that allowed for the arrival of music and musicians from Brazil in Cape Verde. It is an analysis of the discourses elaborated by Cape Verdeans about the role that Brazilian music (as they perceive it) plays in their own musical productions.

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