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Remembering Africa Comparsas and Candombe, 1870–1950

George Reid Andrews

in Blackness in the White Nation: A History of Afro-Uruguay

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834176
eISBN:
9781469606378
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807899601_andrews.6
Subject:
History, Latin American History

The Carnival is an annual tradition that precedes Lent when citizens don their costumes and join everyone in the streets to celebrate the annual overturning and remaking of daily life. This chapter ... More


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


Carnival and Afro-Cuban Ritual in Nicolás Guillén's “Sensemayá: canto para matar una culebra”

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/9780813035581.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter aims at demonstrating that “Sensemayá: para matar una culebra” can be viewed as an evocation of the controversies surrounding Afro-Cuban comparsas during the early decades of the Cuban ... More


Drumming Up the Black Vote: Chambelonas and Cuban Electoral Politics in José Zacarías Tallet's “Quintín Barahona”

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/9780813035581.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter permits a look into the controversial history of the political comparsas connected with Cuba's Liberal Party politicians, which came to be known as chambelonas. The chapter studies the ... More


Today Everyone Dances Candombe, 1950–2010

George Reid Andrews

in Blackness in the White Nation: A History of Afro-Uruguay

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834176
eISBN:
9781469606378
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807899601_andrews.8
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter focuses on the effects of Carnival's increasing commercialization and innovations, and the professionalization of the comparsas. It also discusses how the negros lubolos created, ... More


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