Analyses of popular music
Palavras-chave:Popular music, music analysis, cultural criticism, musical historiography, music and politics, Brazilian music
ResumoThis issue of RBM expresses the intensification of international cooperation on music research, with a particular emphasis on aspects of critical-analytical studies of popular music developed in representative centers of the USA, UK and Latin America. The theme “Analyses of popular music” proposes an approach to musical analysis toward cultural criticism, reiterating the possibilities of dialogue and reconciliation of theoretical and political positions put in alleged confrontations and antagonisms. In the Memory section, the RBM pays tribute to the composer Rogério Duprat, who would be 80 years old this year, with an article of Maria Alice Volpe (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro) and his brother Régis Duprat (University of São Paulo).