Son Of Samba
How is Cuba different from Brazil?
Brazil is large, and Cuba is small.
Cuba is an island,
and Brazil is mainland.
Americans can legally travel to Brazil, yet no American can visit Cuba
without special permission.
While these two nations are different in many ways, there is one
way in which they have striking similarities.
Brazil, home of the
, and Cuba, home of the
, both had similar experiences with the nationalization of their respective rhythms.
they also both had many different experiences with nationalization.
While they did occur in
different periods, that is not an issue, for history has a way of repeating itself at alternate locales.
The similarities and differences that exist, however, are mainly based on a few key causes.
with many styles of music, many changes are brought about as a result of its nationalization.
changed in many ways, some of which are strikingly similar, and some of
which are greatly different.
In this essay, I examine a number of factors and general concepts
indicating similarities and differences in the ways that Brazil nationalized the
ways that Cuba nationalized the
, including the radio industry, intervention of the
government, outside influences, and exoticism.
The radio industry in both Cuba and Brazil contributed to the nationalizations of
In Cuba, while radio may not have been the largest contributor to nationalization,