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Brutality Garden: Tropicalia and the Emergence of a Brazilian Counterculture

Christopher Dunn


In the late 1960s, Brazilian artists forged a watershed cultural movement known as Tropicália. Music inspired by that movement is today enjoying considerable attention at home and abroad. Few new listeners, however, make the connection between this music and the circumstances surrounding its creation, the most violent and repressive days of the military regime that governed Brazil from 1964 to 1985. With key manifestations in theater, cinema, visual arts, literature, and especially popular music, Tropicália dynamically articulated the conflicts and aspirations of a generation of young, urban B ... More

Keywords: Tropicália, Brazil, military regime, theater, cinema, visual arts, literature, popular music, Bahia, Afro-Brazilian culture

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2001 Print ISBN-13: 9780807826515
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014 DOI:10.5149/9781469615707_Dunn


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Christopher Dunn, author