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28-02-2020 | 17:00 | Aveiro | DeCA UA | Sala 21.2.20
The Brazilian Choro emerged in Rio de Janeiro by the end of the 19th century. For 60 years, it was the most important popular music in Brazil. In the 1930s, choro started to loose its place in Brazilian culture, surviving only through amateur musician groups until the 1960s. By the end of this decade, a revival of choro started, boosting its popularity up to the 21st century. This presentation discusses the history of choro and the revival dynamics it has been registering.
Thomas George Caracas Garcia is an Associate Professor of Ethnomusicology and Latin American Studies of the Department of Music of Miami University (USA).This lecture series is organised within the activities of the research project EcoMusic - Sustainable practices: a study of the post-folklorism in Portugal in the 21st century. EcoMusic will be running from August 2018 to August 2021. The project is co-funded by the European Union, through the Lisbon Regional Operational Program and the Operational Program Competitiveness and Internationalization, in its ERDF component, and by national funds, through the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology.