Gilberto Gil

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  • Tropicália

    ‘For the Tropicália movement, music was a form of politics.’ Discuss. The music of Tropicália brought a subtle political message of unity and social activism to Brazil in a time of heavy repression. It developed in 1967, following the psychedelic rock movements of USA and UK, but was quickly restricted the following year when its founding members, Gilberto Gil and Caetano Veloso, were exiled as threats to society. Its music applied a mixture of musical styles, from Brazilian traditional dance to American rock, to create a new, synthesized culture of the tropical and the modern. In doing so, it rejected Brazil’s strong nationalist agenda, from both sides of the political spectrum, and posed as a social critique to both the conservative elite…

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  • Bossa Nova Analysis

    dominated the musical scenario, and it was produced by the low class population in the rodas de samba, which were groups of musicians who would informally gather in bars to play and compose. Bossa Nova produced international hits such as Garota de Ipanema by Tom Jobim, reinterpreted by Frank Sinatra as Girl from Ipanema. Mammi (1992) says that Bossa Nova represents the Rio de Janeiro middle class; it suggests the idea of a refined life without being aristocratic, of comfort that does not relate…

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  • Rhetorical Analysis Of Steve Jobs Speech

    This essay is concerned with and analysis of the speech given by Steve Jobs, the late CEO of Apple, at Stanford University in 2005. The speech is often cited as a textbook example of a motivational public address, having been reproduced on the internet as both text and video formats, and commented upon in many newspaper and news sites. Throughout the essay, I will be focusing on the techniques Jobs used to ensure that his audience were both entertained and inspired. He used a variety of…

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  • Steve Jobs Influence On Society

    him 7.4 Billion Dollars, and forever changed the movie industry forever. While Steve Jobs was creating Pixar from the ground up, Apple bought out NeXt Software and he assumed the position of advisor to the current CEO of Apple at the time; Gil Amelio . Using Amelio’s inexperience against him, Steve Jobs turned the company against Amelio and suggested that he should be reappointed as CEO. “When an Apple board member asked Jobs what he thought of Amelio, Jobs said, "This guy is the worst CEO I 've…

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  • Social Order In Shawshank Redemption

    believed him. He was sentence to jail for two lifetime, one for each person he killed. At Shawshank, Andy meets a man who can get things named Red, as the inmates call him. Red helps Andy get use to the prison walls and keeps him alive his first year. During his time at Shawshank, Andy was beaten, bruised, spent time in a hole, made friends with the warden and officers, and learned the truth about what happened the night of the murders. A bus load of new inmates came to the prison, which…

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  • Steve Jobs Leadership Style Essay

    Steve Jobs is a 21st-century leader who had a great impact on Apple Inc. Steve Jobs was responsible for the establishment of Apple Inc. together his friend Steve Wozniak in his parents’ garage in 1976. By the time he died in 2011, he had put together the company to be the most valuable company in its time. He was responsible for the transformation of many industries including personal computing, digital publishing, phones, animated movies, retail stores, music and tablet computing. Steve Jobs…

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  • Steve Job Success

    During this time we can see just how important Jobs truly was to this company. Regardless of who, each new CEO that tried to fill Jobs’ shoes failed miserably and didn’t last long in office. Gil who was the last CEO until Jobs’ return was depicted in the movie as a failure and, to Jobs, a disgrace to the company 's integrity. Jobs then brings the company back to the top with his new visions for the future and confidence in Apple to be the largest success story in the world. The film Jobs(2013),…

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  • A Perfect Balance Analysis

    Is There a Correct Way To Live Life? How do Gil Fronsdal’s “A Perfect Balance,” Dzigar Kongtrul’s “Old Relationships, New Possibilities,” and Eckhart Tolle’s “You Are Not Your Mind” relate with the way we treat the people we love? In what ways do the articles agree and disagree on meeting enlightenment? What do they say about how people should go about life to conquer our goals? Focusing too much on family and friends is a person’s natural instinct, especially when all people do is try and…

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  • Images In The Watchman

    Without images…how could a graphic novel like “Watchmen” exist? Images allow the reader to be taken on a crazy ride through the lives, and stories of the characters all while using both words and images to create a new type of language for the reader to learn. Images, like stated in McCloud matter. In the novel, images are what make the material being read so appealing. Immediately on Page 1, the reader is exposed to a non-sensory image of a blood stained sidewalk which grasps attention right…

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  • Steve Jobs Case

    guiding Steve Jobs and controlling his ambitions, (Paroutis, et al., 2013). This did not pan out and Jobbs was forced to resign in 1985, (Paroutis, et al., 2013). I still find it challenging to understand how a co-owner and founder of a company can be forced to resign. The board made the final choice and the company moved on. With CEO John Scully managing the organization progress was minimal at best. The market shares had dropped from 50% to 34% the company was struggling not only in…

    Words: 1388 - Pages: 6
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