Beyond Nations: a Thematic History

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T is paper describes an on-going project, the collaborative T ematic History of Music in Portugal and Brazil; it details its context, rationale, concept, structure and the process that led to its public presentation and preliminary development at CESEM/FCSH, Universidade Nova de Lisboa. T e importance of Africa in the
understanding of some facets not only of modern popular music, but also of 16th18th century genres in Portugal and Brazil is particularly stressed; examples of both polyphonic and instrumental music are given to illustrate this early inf uence.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)163-186
Number of pages24
Publication statusPublished - 2019


  • Transnational history
  • Cultural exchanges
  • Cross-Atlantic networks
  • African infuence


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