The Beat of Brazil: Brazilian Society Through Its Music

A man in a colorful green and yellow shirt performs on stage. He sits in front of a microphone with arms spread wide and has a hug grin on his face.

Brazilian musician, Lazzo Matumbi, sings onstage, circa 2016. (Image courtesy of André Motta de Lima on flickr. License: CC-BY-NC-SA.)



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This course will present students with an overview of Brazilian popular music, from the late nineteenth century to the present day. Considered an advanced course, it aims to build vocabulary competence and improve oral communication through the study and discussion of topics about cultural aspects and current issues in Brazil. It is designed to give students extensive experience in Portuguese and emphasizes skill development and refinement in the area of critical reading and writing in Portuguese. 

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Nilma Dominique. 21G.820 The Beat of Brazil: Brazilian Society Through Its Music. Fall 2016. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

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