The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture / Tagus Press is a multidisciplinary international studies and outreach unit dedicated to the study of the language, literatures and cultures of the Portuguese-speaking world. Working in close partnership with the Department of Portuguese and the Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese-American Archives, it is the oldest of these units devoted to Portuguese at UMass Dartmouth.

Events - 2011

Lecture: Bossa Nova on Balance: ACJobim, BRidges, and BN-USA

A lecture by Charles A. Perrone of the University of Florida

Book Launch: Antonio Carlos Jobim: An Iluminated Man by Helena Jobim, translated by Dário Borim of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth (Hal Leonard, 2011)

December 13, 2011 at 5:00 p.m in the Board of Trustees Conference Room
located on the third floor of the Foster Administration Building, UMass Dartmouth

Event free and open to the public

Tagus Press
Charles A. Perrone of the
University of Florida

The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture and Department of Portuguese announce a lecture and a book launch as part of a series entitled “Brazilian Music and Society at Crossroads” organized by Prof. Dario Borim. This event is free and open to the public.

The lecture entitled “Bossa Nova on Balance: ACJobim, BRidges, and BN-USA,” by Charles A. Perrone of the University of Florida, will take place on Tuesday, December 13, 2011 at 5:00 p.m. in the Board of Trustees Conference Room located on the third floor of the Foster Administration Building. An illustrated lecture concerning the reception of Brazilian Bossa Nova (BN) in the United States, the nature of BN (composition, recording, performance) in English, and the incomparable contributions of Antonio Carlos Jobim.

Charles A. Perrone is Professor of Portuguese and Luso-Brazilian Literature & Culture in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese Studies and coordinator of the concentration in Brazilian Studies in the Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Florida. He is the author of Brazil, Lyric, and the Americas (U P Florida, 2010), Seven Faces: Brazilian Poetry Since Modernism (Duke U P, 1996), and Masters of Contemporary Brazilian Song: MPB 1965-1985 (U Texas P, 1989), and co-editor of Brazilian Popular Music and Globalization (U P Florida, 2001) and  Crônicas Brasileiras: Nova Fase (U P Florida, 1994). http://web.clas.ufl.edu/users/perrone

Tagus Press
Antonio Carlos Jobim: An Iluminated
Man
, by Helena Jobim, translated by
Dário Borim of the University of
Massachusetts Dartmouth (Hal
Leonard, 2011).

This lecture will be followed by a book launch of Antonio Carlos Jobim: An Iluminated Man, by Helena Jobim, translated by Dário Borim of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth (Hal Leonard, 2011).  Charlie Byrd, Herbie Mann, and others brought in bags full of discs from a trip to Brazil in 1961. Stan Getz listened to them and recorded "Desafinado," which stayed for 70 weeks on the Billboard charts. Since then, no one can deny bossa nova's global appeal and influence upon jazz and world music. While celebrating bossa nova's 50-year presence in the United States, we can learn more about the movement's champion, Jobim, through poet and novelist Helena Jobim's Antonio Carlos Jobim: An Illuminated Man, in which Antonio Carlos Jobim’s personal, intellectual, and professional history comes alive. With a vast, intimate, and revealing set of photographs, and an engaging, elegant and unique prose, this is the story of a true 20th-century genius.

For further information, contact 508-999-8255 or e-mail melissa.costa@umassd.edu.

 

 

 

 

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