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Fado resounding

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Published 2013.

Fado, Portugal's most celebrated genre of popular music, can be heard in Lisbon clubs, concert halls, tourist sites, and neighbourhood bars. Fado sounds traverse the globe, on internationally marketed recordings, as the "soul" of Lisbon. A fadista might sing until her throat hurts, the voice hovering on the break of a sob; in moments of sung beauty listeners sometimes cry. Providing an ethnographic account of Lisbon's fado scene, Lila Ellen Gray draws on research conducted with amateur fado musicians, fadistas, communities of listeners, poets, fans, and cultural brokers during the first decade of the twenty-first century. She demonstrates the power of music to transform history and place into feeling in a rapidly modernising nation on Europe's periphery, a country no longer a dictatorship or an imperial power. Gray emphasises the power of the genre to absorb sounds, memories, histories, and styles and transform them into new narratives of meaning and "soul."

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PLU:
0
Author(s):
Lila Ellen Gray
Condition:
Fine
Dimensions:
229x152x23
EAN-13:
9780822354710
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0822354713
ISBN-13:
9780822354710
Number of items:
1
Number of pages:
328
Publisher:
Duke University Press
Title:
Fado resounding: affective politics and urban life

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Published 2013.

Fado, Portugal's most celebrated genre of popular music, can be heard in Lisbon clubs, concert halls, tourist sites, and neighbourhood bars. Fado sounds traverse the globe, on internationally marketed recordings, as the "soul" of Lisbon. A fadista might sing until her throat hurts, the voice hovering on the break of a sob; in moments of sung beauty listeners sometimes cry. Providing an ethnographic account of Lisbon's fado scene, Lila Ellen Gray draws on research conducted with amateur fado musicians, fadistas, communities of listeners, poets, fans, and cultural brokers during the first decade of the twenty-first century. She demonstrates the power of music to transform history and place into feeling in a rapidly modernising nation on Europe's periphery, a country no longer a dictatorship or an imperial power. Gray emphasises the power of the genre to absorb sounds, memories, histories, and styles and transform them into new narratives of meaning and "soul."

PLU:
0
Author(s):
Lila Ellen Gray
Condition:
Fine
Dimensions:
229x152x23
EAN-13:
9780822354710
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0822354713
ISBN-13:
9780822354710
Number of items:
1
Number of pages:
328
Publisher:
Duke University Press
Title:
Fado resounding: affective politics and urban life

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