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Conference Presentation: From Sambista to Song: what an unpublished 86-year old sambista reveals about songwriting. (06/01/2017)

Conference Presentation: From Sambista to Song: what an unpublished 86-year old sambista reveals about songwriting. (06/01/2017): Leandro Maia, Bath Spa University From Sambista to Song: what an unpublished 86-year old sambista reveals about songwriting.


BFE/RMA Presentation

started with good vibes and hard working. Between January 5th and 7th I
had the honour of presenting a paper related to my thesis at the School
of Music and Performing Arts, Canterbury Christ Church University, UK
during the BFE/RMA Research Students’ Conference: Exploring Musical

começou com tudo. Logo no início do ano tive a honra de participar da
Conferência do Fórum Britânico de Etnomusicologia e da Real Academia de
organizado pela Canterbury Christ Church University. Título
do trabalho: Da Sambista à canção: o que uma inédita sambista de 86 anos
revela sobre composição de canções. Estou falando sobre a maravilhosa
Dona Conceição, da cidade de Pelotas/RS, que já compôs mais de mil

Leandro Maia, Bath Spa University 
From Sambista to Song: what an unpublished 86-year old sambista reveals about songwriting. 
work presents songs by the Brazilian songwriter Conceição Teixeira
(1930-) in the context of the research ‘Poetics of song:
songwriting habitus in the creative process of Brazilian songwriting’.
Having composed more than one thousand sambas without receiving formal
music education, Teixeira offers an extraordinary opportunity to
approach the creative process regarding aspects such as informal
learning, intuition and tacit knowledge. Considering the inherent
interdisciplinarity of the popular song genre, the research on
Teixeira’s songs combines ethnography and song analysis to understanding
how a songwriting habitus is manifested through the identification of
music dispositions found in her work. 
presentation is characterised by a 20-minute recital-lecture in solo
performance (voice, percussion and guitar) including a demonstration of
the transcreational procedures used in the translation of songs. The
reasons behind this innovative format are related to the opportunity of
joining music performance, music analysis and field research reports
into the same presentation, avoiding separation between theory and
practice. The possibility of having the feedback and real-time
participation of the audience in a dialogical perspective offers
additional motivation for this proposal.

presentation canterbury 

Biography: Singer, songwriter and senior lecturer at Universidade Federalde Pelotas (UFPEL/Brazil). Leandro Maia has released the albums
Palavreio (2008), Mandinho (2012) and Suite Maria Bonita e Outras
Veredas (2014) and has written music for theatre, dance and movies.
Awarded as the best singer in 'Premio Brasil-Sul de Música' (2013) and
'Premio Açorianos de Música' (2015), Leandro was granted with the first
'Prêmio Ibermúsicas' for popular song composition, conceived by the
Organization of Ibero-American States (2014-2015). He is currently a PhD
candidate in Songwriting at Bath Spa University with research funded by
the Capes Foundation/Ministry of Education of Brazil. 
Session: 5A: Creative Process 
Keywords: Samba, songwriting, creative process, lecture-recital