After hours talk: Idelber Avelar


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Brazilian popular music has always intersected with the production of citizenship. From the emergence of samba in the early 20th century to the dissemination of accordion-based forró music in the Northeast in the 1940s, music has been an integral part of how Brazilians of all classes and races have coded their relationship with the polis. 

Idelber Avelar's presentation Intersections of popular music and citizenship in post-dictatorial Brazil will review the past 40 years of the relationship between music and citizenship in Brazil since the clash between Tropicalists and nationalists in the late 1960s, through the emergence of MPB (Música Popular Brasileira) in the 1970s to new youth genres such as funk and hip hop in the 1990s.

Auditorium, clock tower entrance