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Carnival and National Identity in the Poetry of Afrocubanismo

Thomas F. Anderson

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813035581
eISBN:
9780813038131
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813035581.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This detailed analysis of the poetry associated with the Afrocubanismo movement of the late 1920s infuses new life into the study of these remarkable works. Focusing on the representations of ... More


Introduction: Comparsas, Congas, and Chambelonas: Carnival and National Identity in Cuba

Thomas F. Anderson

in Carnival and National Identity in the Poetry of Afrocubanismo

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813035581
eISBN:
9780813038131
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813035581.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Focusing on the representations of carnival and its comparsas (carnival bands and music), this book offers new readings of poems by seminal Cuban poets, examining how their poetic work illustrating ... More


Felipe Pichardo Moya's “La comparsa”: Afro-Cuban Carnival as Sinister Spectacle

Thomas F. Anderson

in Carnival and National Identity in the Poetry of Afrocubanismo

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813035581
eISBN:
9780813038131
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813035581.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter examines a poem that is widely held to be one of the most significant precursors to the poetry of Afrocubanismo. Pichardo Moya's “La comparsa” was originally published in 1916—just four ... More


Carnival and Ñáñiguismo: Poetic Syncretism in Alejo Carpentier's “Juego santo”

Thomas F. Anderson

in Carnival and National Identity in the Poetry of Afrocubanismo

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813035581
eISBN:
9780813038131
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813035581.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

The focus of this chapter—“Carnival and Ñáñiguismo: Poetic Syncretism in Alejo Carpentier's ‘Juego santo’”—is a little-studied poem by one of the earliest literary proponents of Afrocubanismo. This ... More


“La conga prohibida”: Felix B. Caignet's Response to Carnival Controversy in Santiago de Cuba

Thomas F. Anderson

in Carnival and National Identity in the Poetry of Afrocubanismo

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813035581
eISBN:
9780813038131
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813035581.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter sheds light on “La conga prohibida,” a marvelous poem composed by Felix B. Caignet. Among numerous poems which look at Afrocubanismo dealings with Afro-Cuban carnival celebrations, this ... More


An Outsider on the Inside: Alfonso Camín's “Carnaval en la Habana”

Thomas F. Anderson

in Carnival and National Identity in the Poetry of Afrocubanismo

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813035581
eISBN:
9780813038131
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813035581.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

The final chapter focuses on a fascinating poetic rendition of traditional Havana carnival celebrations by the Spanish poet, Alfonso Camín. After a brief discussion of Camín's much-debated role as an ... More


The Movement: Black Identities and the Paths Forward

Samuel A. Floyd

in The Transformation of Black Music: The rhythms, the songs, and the ships of the African Diaspora

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780195307245
eISBN:
9780190651305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195307245.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Popular

The ideological and aesthetic issues associated with the New Negro Movement (and its various domestic and international manifestations) are addressed. Each of these movements—the Harlem Renaissance, ... More


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