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Culture is our weapon: making music and changing lives in Rio de Janeiro

Collection:
Black Caribbean Literature (BCL)
Contributor:
Neate,Patrick (Author), Platt,Damian (Author)
Format:
Book, Whole
Publication Date:
2010
URL:
http://www.worldcat.org/isbn/9780143116745
Published:
New York: Penguin Books
ISBN:
9780143116745
Location:
African American Research Center, Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject Term:
Blacks, Brazil, Social conditions, Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), Crime and criminals, South America, Social action, Non-governmental organizations
Notes:
Originally published: London : Latin American Bureau, 2006., 205 p., Relates the story of Grupo Cultural AfroReggae, an organization based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, that employs music and an appreciation for black culture to inspire residents of shantytowns to resist the drugs that are ruining their neighborhoods.