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Sounds of Civilization and Progress: Music and Cosmopolitanism in Rio de Janeiro at the Turn of the 20th Century
Cristina Magaldi, Towson University

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Cosmopolitanism and World Music in Rio de Janeiro at the Turn of the Twentieth Century (Article) [show prizes]
Title: Cosmopolitanism and World Music in Rio de Janeiro at the Turn of the Twentieth Century
Author: Cristina Magaldi
Abstract: In this essay I focus on the international circulation of music as a globalizing force that allowed for the creation of a cosmopolitan culture in the early 1900s. My main goal is to offer insights into issues of cosmopolitan identities and popular musics in general, and in the Brazilian capital in particular. Rather than presenting early popular musics in Rio de Janeiro in their potential to display early signs of Brazilianness, I show the emergence of popular music in the city as part of a larger context of international urban culture. I am interested in an emergent musical cosmopolitanism and in early examples of “world music” as ephemeral international fashions that can offer an alternative to the often historicized understandings of the role of music in identity politics of early twentieth-century Brazil.
Year: 2009
Primary URL: http://mq.oxfordjournals.org
Format: Journal
Periodical Title: The Musical Quarterly
Publisher: Oxford University Press


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