New book by Frederick Moehn

We are pleased to announce the publication of the new book Contemporary Carioca: Technologies of Mixing in a Brazilian Music Scene (Duke University Press) by Frederick Moehn. The book introduces a generation of Rio-based musicians who collaboratively have reinvigorated Brazilian genres, such as samba and maracatu, through juxtaposition with international influences, including rock, techno, and funk. Christopher Dunn, the coeditor of Brazilian Popular Music and Citizenship says: "Contemporary Carioca is an engaging study of musical production in Brazil that focuses on a group of Rio-based, middle-class musicians who emerged in the 1980s and 1990s and continue to produce innovative work. Among the book's many strengths is its organization around individual artists and the ways that they have approached questions of globalization, national identity, social class, race, and gender. Frederick Moehn succeeds admirably in describing and analyzing the specificity of Brazilian strategies for negotiating global and local musical practices." For more information, and to order the book directly from Duke University Press, please visit this website