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Both general interest in Brazilian popular music in North America and pertinent research agendas in Brazil and abroad have led to varied new publications. In the musical arena itself, vital new phenomena have appeared, and international attention to Brazil's popular music has significantly increased. As far as sound recording is concerned, the past decade has witnessed the consolidation of the digital age, and the CD has become the preferred vehicle, though the limited buying power of the bulk of the Brazilian population has determined the continued mass manufacture of cassette tapes as well as vinyl LPs in Brazil. In sum, changing conditions of production and consumption, fresh ideas and styles in music-making, and on-going efforts in scholarship, all validate the present revised and expanded edition of the specialized bibliography.


Produced pursuant to a grant from the Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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Latin American and Iberian Institute, The University of New Mexico


The Brazilian Curriculum Guide Specialized Bibliography, Series II. Jon M. Tolman, General Editor


Folk and Popular Music of Brazil