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The House of Saint Benedict, the House of Father John: Umbanda Aesthetics and a Politics of the Senses

Lindsay Hale

in Race, Nation, and Religion in the Americas

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780195149180
eISBN:
9780199835386
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195149181.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The ritual aesthetics of Afrobrazilian religions such as Umbanda and Candomblé exhibit a great range of diversity. This chapter explores the possibility that the diverse aesthetics of Afrobrazilian ... More


Exorcising the Demons of Deprivation: Divine Healing and Conversion in Brazilian Pentecostalism

R. Andrew Chesnut

in Global Pentecostal and Charismatic Healing

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195393408
eISBN:
9780199894390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195393408.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

Divine healing, more than glossolalia, is the most universal gift of the Spirit in Latin American pentecostalism. Less than half of pentecostal informants in Belém, Pará, Brazil, regularly spoke in ... More


Ronaldo Rego

Kimberly L. Cleveland

in Black Art in Brazil: Expressions of Identity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813044767
eISBN:
9780813046457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044767.003.0004
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Ronaldo Rego is a multimedia artist from Rio de Janeiro. As a priest in the African-influenced religion of Umbanda, Rego chooses to base his art almost exclusively on themes from this faith. The ... More


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


Ritual Music and Innovation in Umbanda

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/9780199368211.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter explains the music of Umbanda used in ritual contexts and argues two main points about structure and innovation in Umbanda. First, because Umbandists actively compose devotional songs, ... More


Musical Participation, Spiritual Evolution, and the Quimbanda Revival

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/9780199368211.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter discusses transformations in Quimbanda ritual, music, and performance practices since the 1970s. It connects these changes with the doctrine of spiritual evolution in Umbanda and ... More


Old Black Spirits, Africa, and Reinventing Umbanda for Social Change

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/9780199368211.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter and the next chapter examine musical representations of ethnic spiritual heritages as performed by Brazilians of African and Romani descent in Porto Alegre, where they are minority ... More


Gypsy Soul and an Unconventional Music

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/9780199368211.003.0009
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter analyzes an unconventional Umbanda ceremony that transpired within a Romani-Brazilian cultural festival in a prominent public park. The event sought to commemorate the underappreciated ... More


“How Does He Get His Magic?”

Cristina Rocha

in John of God: The Globalization of Brazilian Faith Healing

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780190466701
eISBN:
9780190466749
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190466701.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter investigates John of God’s healing practices and beliefs and their place in the Brazilian religious arena. The author argues that they derive from a hybrid set of beliefs from popular ... More


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