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Utopian Songwriting. Music, Nation, Modernity and Censorship in 1960s Brazil

Event Type
Center for the Historical Interpreations. Co-sponsor: Department of History, Lemann Institute for Brazilian Studies, Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies.
Iron Post, 120 S. Race Street, Urbana, IL 61801.
Apr 8, 2016   8:00 pm  
Pre-concert discussion and program notes: Prof. Marc Hertzman (History), Prof. Mike Silvers (Musicilogy).Concert: Piano, Marcelo Boccato; Trumpet, Tito Carrillo; Sax, Geof Bradfield; Bass, Clark Sommers; Drums and cymbals, Dana Hall.
$ 5.00
Elis Artz, Angelina Cotler

This concert/discussion explores multidisciplinary connections between music and political activism during the early years of the military dictatorship in Brazil as part of the on-going program on Global Utopias of the Center for Historical Interpretation. Held at a local club, the event presents music from Brazilian songwriters including Milton Nascimento, Chico Buarque, Gilberto Gil, Geraldo Vandre, Toninho Horta and Egberto Gismonti, who became prominent through music festivals organized by TV networks during the 1960s. 

The performance will feature local musicians Marcelo Boccato (DMA student in Jazz Performance) and Tito Carrillo (Associate Professor of Jazz Studies) joined by three of the most relevant contemporary jazz musicians in Chicago: Geof Bradfield, Clark Sommers and Dana Hall. Professors Marc Hertzman (History) and Mike Silvers (Music) will present a brief pre-concert talk and concert notes during the performance discussing issues of aesthetics, modernity, and national identity in Brazilian popular music.


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