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02 November 2012

Brazilian music lecture podcast

In celebration of Brazilian Music Day and Brazilian Independence Day the British Library held a public lecture on the 7th of September by David H. Treece, Camoens Professor of Portuguese, King’s College London. David Treece is author of the forthcoming book: Brazilian Jive - from Samba to Bossa and Rap
(Reaktion). The lecture concerned the meanings of music in Brazilian culture exploring key symbolic ideas attributed to Brazilian music and its role in shaping and characterising popular images of the country.

As part of our on-going work to increase accessibility, the lecture was recorded and is now available internationally as a podcast at


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