Monday, 16 June 2014

GradProg talk: Brazilian Popular Music Scenes (18 June)


Exploratory Notes on Brazilian Popular Music Scenes: from post-punk to “Gaucho Rock” to “Funk Ostentação”.

Dr Adriana Amaral (Unisinos, Brazil)

In this talk I´ll discuss some peculiarities on different Popular Music Scenes and its urban environments throughout Brazil. From the dark São Paulo Underground post-punk and darkwave bands and electronic music scene in the southeast; to the colorfoul and economic and comsuption cycle of Tecnobrega´s scene in the North and the “Gaucho Rock” genre in the South. Since the 80s, Brazil has had a great variety of different popular genres and scenes in its different cities with different features and elements that sometimes connect them to the music produced in other countries and, on the other side, have their particular cultural meanings and contexts. The objective of this talk is to debate some main discussions on the field of music, media and performance regarding Brazilian Music Scenes and also to bring some details on the research that is being done between Salford and Unisinos.

Dr. Adriana Amaral has a PhD in Social Communication. She is Professor of the Post-Graduate Program of Communications Sciences at UNISINOS (Universidade do Vale do Rio dos Sinos) and a Researcher of CNPq (National Council of Scientific and Technological Development). She has published extensively on digital and social media, as well as music scenes and genres and is technical coordinator for the Science without Border/CAPES funded research collaboration between Salford and Unisinos on popular music scenes, cities and creative industries.

The talk will be followed by a discussion on the work currently being undertaken in this international research project with Dr Amaral and Dr Michael Goddard.
Room 3.17, MediaCityUK campus, 4-5pm. 

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