This article presents a cultural history of Brazilian popular song (canção popular) and the many musical genres that fall under its umbrella. From the early days of samba to contemporary popular styles, popular song in Brazil has long represented a site for negotiating complex questions of race, nation, and politics.
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The online version of this chapter at https://worldmusictextbook.org/mcnally-2021 includes the nine video examples referenced in the text and a Spotify playlist with all of the discussed music.
"Articulating Race and Nation in Brazilian Popular Song,"
World Music Textbook: Vol. 2
, Article 1.
Available at: https://scholarworks.bgsu.edu/wmt/vol2/iss1/1