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The first book in English to explore Brazilian choro.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Race, Class, and Nineteenth-Century Popular Music: The Modinha, the Lundu, and the Maxixe
3. The Roda de Choro: Heart and Soul of Choro
4. From the Plantation to the City: The Rise and Development of Early Choro in Rio de Janeiro (1870-1920)
5. From the Terno to the Regional: The Professionalization of Choro
6. The Velha Guarda in the New Brazil: Choro in the 1950s and 1960s
7. The Choro Revival
8. Contemporary Choro
9. Choro and the Brazilian Classical Tradition
Select Discography of Choro Recordings
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About the Author

Tamara Elena Livingston-Isenhour is University Archivist for Kennesaw State University in Georgia. Thomas George Caracas Garcia is Assistant Professor of ethnomusicology and Latin American Studies at Miami University of Ohio.


". . . a welcome addition to the literature on the history of Brazilian popular music available in English, adding valuable information and insights regarding this ongoing lively musical conversation.Volume 29, Number 1, Spring/Summer 2008"

-- Daniel Sharp * College of William and Mary *

"[This] book will serve as a reference source for choro, and no doubt will spark interest and future research in this important genre."

* Journal of the Society for American Music *

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