chapter  15
Self-Discovery in Brazi l ian Popula rMusic : Mes tre Ambros io
By]ohn Murphy
Pages 13

A sense is emerg ing f rom the growing body of literature on the relationships be-

tween local musics, on the one hand , and musics that are commercia l ized on a

global scale, on the other, that no single set of concepts can adequately explain

their interaction.1 T h e diversity and in terconnectedness of musical styles, and

their recept ion at both global and local levels, make generalization difficult.