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Creole quadrilles of Guadeloupe, Dominica, Martinique, and St. Lucia

Collection:
Black Caribbean Literature (BCL)
Contributor:
Cyrille,Dominique (Author), Gidal,Marc Meistrich (Author), Vaughan,Umi A. (Author)
Format:
Book, Section
Publication Date:
2009
URL:
http://www.worldcat.org/isbn/9781592137343
Published:
Philadelphia, PA: Temple University Press
ISBN:
9781592137343
Location:
African American Research Center, Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject Term:
Caribbean area, Blacks, Music and dance, Religion, Porto Alegre (Rio Grande do Sul: Brazil)
Notes:
Explores the relationships between music, religious affiliations, and difference. The primary case study is the multi-ethnic, multi-class Afro-gaucho religious community in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. The local term Afro-gaucho calls attention to African descendents in the region and their efforts to valorize their contributions to gaucho culture. Since a majority of the estimated 40,000 worship houses practice three religions (Batuque, Umbanda, and Quimbanda), participants use music to help segregate and mix the religions and their denominations.