Brazilian Popular Music

April 20, 2021

12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

Online via MS Teams

This presentation will focus on the artists involved with the Brazilian television show from the 1980s entitled, "Chico & Caetano."

Brazilian popular music tends to be performed by an ensemble. It is melodic in nature, prominently featuring acoustic guitar with supporting rhythmic percussion and accented by woodwind instruments.

Originating in the 1960s artistic movement commonly called Tropicália, Música popular brasileira (or MPB) was strongly associated with university students and intellectuals. It was an attempt to create an identifiable “national” music that blended Indigenous, African, and European musical elements. As a popular musical expression, MPB flourished in the 1970s and 80s and continues to exert its musical influence to this day.

This presentation is open to the entire GTCC community. Faculty and staff can register on Learner Web to participate and to receive professional development credit.