Visiting guest speaker Prof. Christopher Dunn to discuss music of the Brazilian counterculture
UO Latin American Studies program presents Guest Speaker Prof. Christopher Dunn, who will be giving a presentation titled:
Music of the Brazilian Counterculture”
April 16th, 2015
221 Allen Hall
This presentation will explore the popular music associated with the Brazilian counterculture of the early 1970s This presentation will explore the popular music associated with the Brazilian counterculture of the early 1970s during the most repressive phase of military rule. In the wake of the Tropicália movement of 1968, a broad range of artists, including Gal Costa, Jards Macalé, Luiz Melodia, Raul Seixas, and the Novos Baianos created music that spoke to the despair and desire of a generation of urban youth. As the revolutionary energies of the sixties subsided, artists explored notions of personal liberation associated with the so-called desbunde, a distinctly Brazilian experience with the international youth counterculture.