Clarice Assad


Macunaíma For Solo Guitar


Macunaíma is a novel by renowned Brazilian Modernism author Mário de Andrade. During the early Twentieth Century, Brazilian artists endeavored to create a true Brazilian identity by constructing pieces that did not have Western European influences.

The main character, Macunaíma, travels through history in an epic tale of Brazil’s colonial and postcolonial formation. It is a complex questioning of the national idea of the three races in which Brazilians were born upon the multicultural exchange between Europeans, Amerindians, and Africans.