White Face, Black Mask: Africaneity and the Early Social History of Popular Music in Brazil

White Face, Black Mask: Africaneity and the Early Social History of Popular Music in Brazil

by Darien J. Davis
     
 

This innovative, accessible work offers a fascinating look at Brazilian music from the 1920s to the 1950s, as it expanded at home and traveled abroad. Whether he's talking with samba musicians, watching classic movie musicals, or listening to recordings made more than half a century ago, Davis explores how the historical forces of race, class, and gender colluded

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This innovative, accessible work offers a fascinating look at Brazilian music from the 1920s to the 1950s, as it expanded at home and traveled abroad. Whether he's talking with samba musicians, watching classic movie musicals, or listening to recordings made more than half a century ago, Davis explores how the historical forces of race, class, and gender colluded in the development and export of Afro-Brazilian culture.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780870138348
Publisher:
Michigan State University Press
Publication date:
10/01/2008
Series:
Black American and Diasporic Studies: Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
265
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Preface vii

Acknowledgments xi

Introduction. Setting the Stage xv

Chapter 1 Afro-Brazilian Pioneers, Blackness, and the Roots of Brazilian Popular Music 1

Chapter 2 Afro-Brazilians and the Early Popular Music Forums of Rio de Janeiro 31

Chapter 3 Race, Class, and Technology in the Promotion of the Popular Brazilian Sound 63

Chapter 4 Race, Class, and the Making of "the King" 93

Chapter 5 Africaneity, Performance, and the Women of Brazilian Popular Music 123

Chapter 6 Race and Brazilianness Abroad in the Early Era of Globalization 155

Conclusion. Afro-Brazilian Performers and the Legacy of Music of the Vargas Era 185

Notes 199

Glossary. Brazilian Musical Terms 235

Bibliography 239

Index 257

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