October’s free ebook is here! We’re giving away Voices of Drought: The Politics of Music and The Environment in Northwestern Brazil by Michael B. Silvers.
Michael B. Silvers proposes a scholarship focused on environmental justice to understand key questions in the study of music and the environment. Events in Ceará, a northeastern Brazilian state affected by devastating droughts, have a profound impact on social difference and stratification, and thus on forró music in the sertão (backlands) of the region. At the same time, the complex interactions of popular music and social conditions also help create the environment. Silvers does this by offering case studies focused on the sertão that range from the Brazilian wax harvested in Ceará for use in early wax cylinder sound recordings to the drought- and austerity-related cancellation of Carnival celebrations in 2014-16.
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