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Brazil Music Project Spring 2013


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Brazil Music Project Spring 2013

  1. 1. Music in Brazil Matthew Mittler Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
  2. 2. Research Question How has the music played throughout Brazil changed in the last 50 years? Is globalization causing more Western music genres to be played?
  3. 3. Methods • Gathered music data from music databases on the internet (RYM, Discogs) • Put data (FID, artist name, location, genre, gender) into Excel spreadsheets • Create shapefiles in ArcCatolog and points in ArcMap Editor • Joined Excel tables with shapefiles (one shapefile per decade) • Moved points to the proper location
  4. 4. Frequency of Traditional Genres in Brazil 100 90 80 70 60 As a % Traditional 50 Non-Traditional 40 30 20 10 0 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s Decade 2000s 2010s
  5. 5. Gender of Artists in Brazil 100 90 80 70 60 As a % Male 50 Female Both 40 30 20 10 0 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s Decade 2000s 2010s
  6. 6. Conclusions • Non-Traditional genres drastically increased from 60s – 80s • Slight rise in traditional genres in the 90s but has dropped since • More genres as time goes on so an increasingly diverse music scene • Brazil mostly hates women but has seen a slight rise in women artists since the 80s – No female artists from the Northeast
  7. 7. The End Questions or Comments?