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Caio Priori dos Santos


Caio Priori dos Santos

Institutional designation: Researcher
Address: CESEM UÉvora

Caio Vitor Priori dos Santos is a doctoral researcher in music and musicology at the University of Évora, Portugal, holds a master’s degree in music at the Federal University of São João del-Rei, Minas Gerais. Born in Petrópolis, Rio de Janeiro, he also holds a bachelor’s degree in music with qualification in guitar from the Brazilian Conservatory of Music – Centro Universitário – in Rio de Janeiro. He developed research about the stylistics of the musical work Lamentos do Morro by Aníbal Augusto Sardinha (o Garoto) in the Graduate Program in Music, Master’s in Music, at UFSJ, in the line of research “theoretical and practical dimensions of musical performance” , being granted a scholarship by the Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES), publishing some texts in the “1st SIM! – International Guitar Symposium – The guitar in Latin America: dialogues, perspectives and trends” and at the XXX Anppom Congress. He is currently part of the research group “Guitar and Cultural Identities” at UFG (Federal University of Goiás) which aims to “formalize and consolidate a network of researchers whose main theme is the guitar in Latin America, which brings together academic production aimed at the practice of the guitar in our continent and the role of this instrument as an articulating axis of social, political and cultural representations”. At CESEM he does research in the scope of his doctorate, with a thesis entitled “The imaginary of the Brazilian guitar”, to be part of the executive committee of the project Thematic History of Music in Portugal and Brazil (UIDP/00693/2020), as a research fellow by FCT (Foundation for Science and Technology) with reference UI/BD/153718/2022.


Priori dos Santos, C. V. (2022). Contributo para uma perspectiva panorâmica sobre música popular brasileira, indústria cultural e o violão como componente da identidade nacional. In: Post-in-progress: abstracts of the 6th International Post-Graduate Forum for Studies in Music and Dance. Universidade de Aveiro.

Priori dos Santos, C. V. (2022). O Violão Inovador do Garoto: uma análise estilística da peça Lamentos do Morro. Dissertação de mestrado em música, UFSJ, São João del-Rei, 116 p.

Priori dos Santos, C. V. (2020). Aníbal Augusto Sardinha o Garoto: um panorama dos trabalhos acadêmicos sobre o violonista e compositor. In: XXX Congresso da Anppom. MODALIDADE: COMUNICAÇÃO SIMPÓSIO TEMÁTICO: 2.1.6. Panorama da pesquisa sobre violão no Brasil. Manaus, Amazonas.

Post-Doc/PhD/Master Thesis
Title The Imaginary of the Brazilian Guitar: how cultural industry contributed to the construction of a Brazilian guitarist image between the 1930s and 1960s

Orientadora: Vanda de Sá. Co-orientadora: (c) Leonor Losa

Scholarship Reference: UI/BD/153718/2022

From colonial times to the present day, the guitar in Brazil has had a close trajectory with the country’s history. Protagonist in the construction of a national identity, as investigated by Marcia Taborda, presupposes that it culminated in a guitar stereotype, in the late 1950s. However, a time of substantial importance for what happened is the Golden Age of Radio in Brazil, a period that contributed to the creation of Brazilian popular music (supported by radio broadcasting and the music market in the first half of the 20th century) through industrial production and organizers vehicles that helped shape icons. The present investigation intends to discuss the construction of an imaginary for the Brazilian guitar, through documentary research, through the analysis of social networks and with support to the iconography created for the phonographic industry of the time. Speaking about issues of cultural/national identity, collective memory, within the scope of the radio period, in the city of Rio de Janeiro, more specifically between the 1930s and 1960s, and taking into account economic, political and cultural factors, try to indicate a network of influences that helped spread a Brazilian image in the radio and phonographic environments, reaching the international scene.

Thematic Lines and Research Nucleuses:

NEMI – Núcleo de Estudos em Música na Imprensa

Núcleo Caravelas