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Bossa Mundo: Brazilian Music in Transnational Media Industries

K.E. Goldschmitt


Bossa Mundo chronicles how Brazilian music has been central to Brazil’s national brand in the United States and the United Kingdom since the late 1950s. Scholarly texts on Brazilian popular music generally focus on questions of music and national identity, and when they discuss the music’s international popularity, they keep the artists, recordings, and live performances as the focus, ignoring the process of transnational mediation. This book fills a major gap in Brazilian music studies by analyzing the consequences of moments when Brazilian music was popular in Anglophone markets, with a focu ... More

Keywords: Brazilian music, transnational music, musical mediation, music and stereotype, attention, music and branding, world music

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780190923525
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190923525.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

K.E. Goldschmitt, author
Assistant Professor of Music, Wellesley College