miércoles, 24 de mayo de 2017



Barbara Browning
(33 1/3 Brazil)

What makes a song sound foreign? What makes it sound “American,” or Brazilian? 

Caetano Veloso's 2004 American songbook album, A Foreign Sound, is a meditation on these questions-but in truth, they were questions he'd been asking throughout his career. 

Properly heard, the album throws a wrench into received ideas regarding the global hegemony of US popular music, and also what constitutes the Brazilian sound. 

This book takes listeners back through some of Veloso's earlier considerations of American popular music, and forward to his more recent experiments, in order to explore his take on the relationship between US and Brazilian musical idioms.


Table of contents

1. The Carioca
2. So In Love
3. I Only Have Eyes For You
4. Always
5. Come As You Are
6. Feelings
7. Love For Sale
8. The Man I Love
9. Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
10. Cry Me A River
11. Jamaica Farewell
12. Nature Boy
13. (Nothing But) Flowers
14. Manhattan
15. Diana
16. It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)
17. Love Me Tender
18. Body And Soul
19. If It's Magic
20. Detached
21. Something Good
22. Blue Skies

Series: 33 1/3 Brazil
Paperback: 208 pages
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic; Paperback edition (September 7, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 150131923X

Barbara Browning is Associate Professor in the Department of Performance Studies at Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, USA. 

She is the author of two academic books (Samba and Resistance in Motion) as well as the ficto-critical novels The Correspondence Artist and I'm Trying to Reach You.

33 1/3 Global, a series related to but independent from 33 1/3, takes the format of the original series of short, music-basedbooks and brings the focus to music throughout the world. With initial volumes focusing on Japanese and Brazilian music, the series will also include volumes on the popular music of Australia/Oceania, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and more.

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