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Os músicos transeuntes: de palavras e coisas em torno de uns batutas

  • Coelho, Luís Fernando Hering
Publication Date
Oct 24, 2012
Repositório Institucional da UFSC
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This work is an anthropological study on two trips of the carioca (from Rio de Janeiro city) musical group Os Oito Batutas: to Argentina, between December 1922 and March/April 1923, and to the south of Brazil (states of Santa Catarina and Paraná), in August and September 1927. Being based on research on primary sources in archives, mainly newspapers, the study tries to map some of the strategies the musicians adopted for insertion in the different artistic contexts, also indicating some categories in terms of which they had been understood. So, two sets of musically mediated representations about Brazil are explored: one in a foreign country and another in a peripheric region in Brazil. The interpretative framework is complemented with considerations on the tours of other foreign black artists on Argentina - the Sam Woodings jazz-band in 1927 and the dancer Josephine Baker in 1929 - and some early bibliographical productions about tango and samba.

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