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Spirit Song: Afro-Brazilian Religious Music and Boundaries

Marc Gidal

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199368211
eISBN:
9780199368242
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199368211.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This book explains how a multi-faith community in Brazil uses music both to combine and segregate three Afro-Brazilian religions: Batuque, Umbanda, and Quimbanda. It is the first book-length study in ... More


Introduction

Marc Gidal

in Spirit Song: Afro-Brazilian Religious Music and Boundaries

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199368211
eISBN:
9780199368242
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199368211.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter introduces the setting for the book’s analysis, the multi-faith and multi-ethnic religious community in greater Porto Alegre, Brazil. The community practices three Afro-Brazilian ... More


Musicians and Foundations

Marc Gidal

in Spirit Song: Afro-Brazilian Religious Music and Boundaries

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199368211
eISBN:
9780199368242
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199368211.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter and the next chapter chart the unidirectional movement of musicians and drum rhythms from Batuque to Umbanda and Quimbanda. This supports the book’s point that Afro-Brazilian ... More


Drums, Rhythms, and Nations

Marc Gidal

in Spirit Song: Afro-Brazilian Religious Music and Boundaries

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199368211
eISBN:
9780199368242
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199368211.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter, building on the previous chapter, traces how musicians have brought prayers and drum rhythms from certain traditions of Batuque (called nations) into others and from Batuque into ... More


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