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The BerimbauSoul of Brazilian Music$
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Eric A. Galm

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9781604734058

Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781604734058.001.0001

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Visual and Literary Images of the Berimbau

Visual and Literary Images of the Berimbau

(p.146) Chapter 6 Visual and Literary Images of the Berimbau
The Berimbau

Eric A. Galm

University Press of Mississippi

This chapter surveys visual and literary images of the berimbau. These include the use of the berimbau as a Brazilian tourist symbol on store signs, company logos, and T-shirts; a large sculpture of a berimbau musician—Tocador de Berimbau—created by Bahian artist Mário Cravo Jr. in 1950 located in the lobby of the Hotel Nacional in Brasília; political cartoons featuring the berimbau; and images of the berimbau in Brazilian poetry.

Keywords:   tourist symbol, sculpture, political cartoons, poetry

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