Gilberto Gil's Refazenda by Marc A. Hertzman
ISBN
9781501330407
Published
Binding
Paperback
Pages
176
Dimensions
127 x 197mm

Refazenda connects a remarkable album by one of the 20th (and 21st) century's great musicians to a dazzling, often unexpected array of people and places spread across the globe from Brazil to England to Chile to Japan. Critics and fans often project (impose) desires and interpretations onto Gil that don't seem to fit. This book explores why familiar political and musical categories so often fall flat and explains why serendipity may instead be the best way to approach this mercurial album and the unrepeatable artist who created it. Based on years of listening to, studying, and teaching about Gil, and the author's own encounters with the album around the world, this book argues that Refazenda does, in fact, contain radical messages, though they rarely appear in the form, shape, or places that we might expect. The book also includes the first English-language translations of the album's lyrics, never-discussed-before 1970s Japanese liner notes, and narrative of a forgotten moment when censors detained Gil during the album's debut tour.
33 1/3 Global, a series related to but independent from 33 1/3, takes the format of the original series of short, music-basedbooks and brings the focus to music throughout the world. With initial volumes focusing on Japanese and Brazilian music, the series will also include volumes on the popular music of Australia/Oceania, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and more.
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Refazenda connects a remarkable album by one of the 20th (and 21st) century's great musicians to a dazzling, often unexpected array of people and places spread across the globe from Brazil to England to Chile to Japan. Critics and fans often project (impose) desires and interpretations onto Gil that don't seem to fit. This book explores why familiar political and musical categories so often fall flat and explains why serendipity may instead be the best way to approach this mercurial album and the unrepeatable artist who created it. Based on years of listening to, studying, and teaching about Gil, and the author's own encounters with the album around the world, this book argues that Refazenda does, in fact, contain radical messages, though they rarely appear in the form, shape, or places that we might expect. The book also includes the first English-language translations of the album's lyrics, never-discussed-before 1970s Japanese liner notes, and narrative of a forgotten moment when censors detained Gil during the album's debut tour.
33 1/3 Global, a series related to but independent from 33 1/3, takes the format of the original series of short, music-basedbooks and brings the focus to music throughout the world. With initial volumes focusing on Japanese and Brazilian music, the series will also include volumes on the popular music of Australia/Oceania, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and more.
ISBN:
9781501330407
Publication Date:
06 / 02 / 2020
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
127 x 197mm

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