Rhythms of Resistance African Musical Heritage in Brazil

ISBN-10: 0819564184

ISBN-13: 9780819564184

Edition: 2000

Authors: Peter Fryer

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African rhythms are at the heart of contemporary black Brazilian music. Surveying a musical legacy that encompasses over 400 years, Peter Fryer traces the development of this rich cultural heritage. He describes how slaves, mariners, and merchants brought African music from Angola and the ports of east Africa to Latin America. In particular, they brought it to Brazil -- today the country with the largest black population of any outside Africa. Fryer examines how the rhythms and beats of Africa were combined with European popular music to create a unique sound and dance tradition. He focuses on the political nature of this musical crossover and the role of African heritage in the cultural identity of black Brazilians today. The result is an absorbing account of a theme in global music that is rich in fascinating historical detail.
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List price: $26.95
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
Publication date: 6/1/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 281
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.276
Language: English

List of Figures
Introduction: Challenge Singing and the Atlantic Cultural Triangle; The African Presence in Brazil; The African Cultural Heritage in Brazil; 'Neo-African' Music in Brazil; Acculturated Music in Brazil; The Sources of Brazil's 'Neo-African' Music
The Heritage of Nigeria and Benin: Music for Worship: African-Derived Religions in Brazil
African-Brazilian Religious Music; Candomble and Carnival
The Angolan Heritage: Capoeira and Berimbau: Training for Resistance; African Prototypes of the Berimbau; The Berimbau in Brazil
The 'Angola Warble': Street Cries and Worksongs: The Cities; The Countryside; The Songs of the Miners
Brazil's Dramatic Dances: Lay Brotherhoods and dances Processions; Coronation Ceremonies; Palmares and the Quilombo; The Cucumbi, The Mocambique, Bumba-meu-boi and the Power of Satire; Cambinda:A Festival of Liberation
Three Vanished Instruments: The Lamellophone (Marimba); The Pluriarc (Compound Bow-Lute); The Xylophone (Marimba)
The African Dance Heritage: The African Dance Heritage: African Dance in Brazil; Batuque and Rural Samba
Samba: The Word; Jongo and Caxambu; The Coco; The Calango
Brazil's Atlantic Dances: The Atlantic Dance Tradition; The Lundu: Brazil's First National Dance; The Fofai That Came from Bahia; The Fado in Brazil
The Emergence of Brazillian Popular Music: Brazil's Slave Orchestras; How Brazilian Popular Music Arose; The Modinha and the sung Lundu; The African Heritage in Brazilian Popular Music
Maxixe and modern Samba
Continuity and Change in the Music of the Kondo-Angola Culture Area
African Musical Instruments in Brazil
The Brazilian Musical Heritage in Nigeria and Benin
The Music and Dance of Cape Verde
Relacao de fofa que veya angora da Bahia: Extract
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