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Camoens Professor of Portuguese, King's College London.
Since 2000 Treece’s research activities have concentrated on Brazilian popular music, especially from bossa nova onwards, and the culture and politics of race and Afro-Brazilian identity. Treece’s new monograph Brazilian Jive: From Samba to Bossa and Rap (Reaktion, 2013) brings together these most recent research interests.
Treece is currently developing a new collaborative, international research project entitled "Performing Brazil in London: interpretation, creation and translation in Brazilian music and drama abroad."
His teaching includes:
Introduction to Brazilian Popular Music Studies
Brazilian Poetry & Song I: Modernismo, Samba & the Estado Novo
Brazilian Poetry & Song II: 1958 to the Present
Brazilian Popular Music in context: the sounds of Brazil
Doctoral projects supervised:
• Lorraine Leu, “Rupture and Continuity: Caetano Veloso and the Regeneration of Tradition in Brazilian Popular Music” (PhD awarded 2001).
• Sean Stroud, “Disco é Cultura: Defining Brazilian Popular Music Post 1968” (PhD awarded 2005).
• Maria Alessandra D'Angelo , "Brazilian Baile Funk"
• Luiz Moretto, "The Violin of Cape Verde: Musical and Cultural Aspects"
• Geoffrey Brown Chacaro, "'Ghosts in the Machine': The Early Years of Brazilian Recorded Music 1902–1917”
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