Hello, Hello Brazil (Paperback)
Popular Music in the Making of Modern Brazil
Duke University Press, 9780822332732, 296pp.
Publication Date: May 4, 2004
McCann explores the links between the growth of the culture industry, rapid industrialization, and the rise and fall of Getulio Vargas's Estado Novo dictatorship. He argues that these processes opened a window of opportunity for the creation of enduring cultural patterns and demonstrates that the understandings of popular music cemented in the mid-twentieth century continue to structure Brazilian cultural life in the early twenty-first.