Rhythms of Resistance

African Musical Heritage in Brazil

«'Peter Fryer has now taken the study of the history of Brazilian music to another level'»

Journal of Iberian and Latin American Studies

African rhythms are at the heart of contemporary black Brazilian music. Surveying a musical legacy that encompasses over 400 years, Rhythms of Resistance traces the development of this rich cultural heritage. Les mer

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African rhythms are at the heart of contemporary black Brazilian music. Surveying a musical legacy that encompasses over 400 years, Rhythms of Resistance traces the development of this rich cultural heritage. Acclaimed author Peter Fryer 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. Fryer focuses on the political nature of this musical crossover and the role of an African heritage in the cultural identity of Brazilian blacks today.Rhythms of Resistance is an absorbing account of a theme in global music and is rich in fascinating historical detail.

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Forlag
Pluto Press
Språk
Engelsk
ISBN
9781849645362
Utgivelsesår
2000

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Peter Fryer (1927-2006) was a British writer and journalist, whose coverage of the arrival of citizens from the Caribbean onboard the HMT Empire Windrush led to a deep and long-lasting interest in the histories of Black Britons. In 1984, he wrote the classic book Staying Power: The History of Black People in Britain (Pluto, 2018).

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«'Peter Fryer has now taken the study of the history of Brazilian music to another level'»

Journal of Iberian and Latin American Studies

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