The many public forums in Brazil and world over which currently deal either directly or indirectly with music draw from varied and mutually influencing sources in the global bazaar of practices and ideas. Artistic, mediated, market-aimed, academic and political discourses from a wide spectrum of viewpoints intersect each other in exponential rhythms, either repelling or melting with one another, opening expectations which range from optimistic appreciations of this diversity to the worst pessimistic projections of its erring character. In between cheerful hopes of creative polyphony and the somber specter of cacophony, this essay draws upon autobiographical as well as academic referents attempting to address the singularity and impact of ethnomusicology in recent debates on music and music-making in Brazil.
|Journal||Música & Cultura|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2012|