Acknowledgments Notes on Translations 1. Directions to a Serendipitous Encounter 2. Race and Radical Serendipity 3. Cover to Cover (and an Invitation) 4. Elastic, Fractured, Connected Worlds 5. Gil's Early Work and Influences 6. From Bahia to London and Back 7. "Returning to the Depths of History" 8. Thirsty but Not Quite Alone 9. The Avocado Tree 10. "This Is to Be Played on the Radio" 11. The Tour, the Critics, the Censor 12. The End? Song Lyrics Notes Bibliography Index
Analyzes a momentous album via the perspective of serendipitous global encounters.
Marc A. Hertzman is Associate Professor of History at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA, with a focus in Latin America. He is the author of Making Samba: A New History of Race and Music in Brazil (2013) and is currently working on a project about the historical memory of the death of Zumbi, the iconic leader of Palmares, Brazil's massive 17th-century fugitive slave settlement.