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Latin American Prof: Kathe Managan 10/10/08
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Administrative Notes Ø This week’s readings on music and performance are on Moodle l Sheriff article confusion Ø Midterm Review on Monday, Midterm next Wed: BRING BLUEBOOK Ø Upcoming talk and performance
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Today’s Class: Goals Ø Music, performance and national identity in Latin America and the Caribbean l Carnival and Samba in Rio, Brazil l Carnival in Trinidad l Musica Tropical in Columbia l Fiestas in Bolivia
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Common themes in all 4 readings Ø Nationalism - place of musical/performance genres in unifying national image Ø Origins of musical/performance genre - often from poor, working class areas, subordinate segments of society - ideology not necessarily match reality Ø As genre taken up for use in imagining of unified national identity (based on images of creolization, mixture, mestizaje), the genre is changed in the process l Role of commercializtion too l Role of international market too
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Samba and Carnival in Brazil Ø Samba emerged in and associated with favelas and its poor, largely black or mixed residents Ø Adopted as national (and internationally-known) cultural form Ø Samba became dominant music and dance in carnival, seen as example of racialized democracy in Brazil Ø Over the years co-opted by elite Brazilians Ø Now beyond the means of poor on hillside (Sambadrome)
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Blocos vs. Samba schools Ø Blocos in hillside neighborhoods l Competive l Some municipal funding, but mainly community involvement l Sense of community and union l Way neighborhoods gain(ed) acknowledgement from outside
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Blocos vs. Samba schools Ø Samba clubs/schools l Large l Nor just connected to neighborhood, although may have originated in one l Have elaborate floats and costumes l Funded by tourism department and by organized crime bosses l Used to play in streets (free), but now in Sambadrome (entrance and participation fee)
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Carnival, mas, calypso and steelpan in Trinidad Ø Parallels with Sheriff article on Brazil Ø Struggle for control of carnival Ø Increasing commercialization and draw wider range of population Ø But carnival and popular musical genres are heterogeneous and multistranded
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Wade on Blackness in Columbia Ø Up until recently, blacks have been ideological erased from national imaginings, definitions of
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This note was uploaded on 10/12/2008 for the course ANTH 4023 taught by Professor Managan during the Spring '08 term at LSU.

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Presentation10-10-08 - Prof: Kathe Latin American Cultures...

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