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The color of sound : race, religion, and music in Brazil

The color of sound : race, religion, and music in Brazil

Author: John Burdick
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, ©2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Throughout Brazil, Afro-Brazilians face widespread racial prejudice. Many turn to religion, with Afro-Brazilians disproportionately represented among Protestants, the fastest-growing religious group in the country. Officially, Brazilian Protestants do not involve themselves in racial politics. Behind the scenes, however, the community is deeply involved in the formation of different kinds of blackness--and its  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Music
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Burdick
ISBN: 9780814709221 0814709222 9780814709238 0814709230 9780814709245 0814709249 9780814723135 0814723136
OCLC Number: 780483672
Description: xi, 227 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Something 'bout the name of Jesus: racial meanings in evangelical musical scenes --
We are the modern Levites: three Gospel music scenes --
We are all one in the Periferia: Blackness, place and poverty in Gospel rap --
The flags of Jesus and Brazil: body, history, and nation in Samba Gospel --
A voice so full of pain and power: Black Gospel and Blackness --
The Bible is full of prophecies: Black evangelical musicians and Black politics --
Conclusion: Evangelicalism, Blackness, and music in Brazil.
Responsibility: John Burdick.


Explores the complex ideas about race, racism, and racial identity that have grown up among Afro-Brazilians in the black music scene  Read more...


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Burdick writes with an evocative clarity that allows the context and voices of his informants to shine through. His commitment to them and his passion for racial justice drive the account of his Read more...

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