Countercultural Happenings: The Performance of Revolt in Brazil’s Tropicália Movement


ISBN: 978-1-78635-786-1, eISBN: 978-1-78635-785-4

ISSN: 2050-2060

Publication date: 30 May 2017


Exploring the role of performance as part of the overall meaning of musical expression opens up new vistas of understanding. While relevant to Tropicália as a pivotal and wholly Brazilian artistic movement, the contributions of this study have implications beyond this particular setting. The analytical approach reveals how artistic movements can serve as both the substance and the expression of national being.



Baldwin, J., Chidester, P. and Robinson, L. (2017), "Countercultural Happenings: The Performance of Revolt in Brazil’s Tropicália Movement", Brazil (Studies in Media and Communications, Vol. 13), Emerald Publishing Limited, pp. 279-301.

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