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Ué gaúcho, em Floripa tem samba?

  • Silva, Marcelo da
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2012
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Turning to stories told by black people who partake of the samba world of the great metropolitan area of Florianópolis (Brazil), this dissertation seeks to explore the sociocultural universe of musical practices of sambistas and chorões. This historical ethnography about samba and choro in Florianópolis, goes back to the 1940s and 1950s, a moment in which the application of the ideals of modernity that guided the new republican order and the urban reforms supported by the local elites, were well underway in Santa Catarina. Such historical events, cited in the stories told by sambistas and chorões, give shape to the background against which the black inhabitants of Florianópolis constructed a sociomusicality that extended across the XX century, through rodas de samba, musical balls at the Black Clubs, gafieiras and prostitution houses, as well as through unforgetable carnivals when the various samba schools heatedly competed for the first prizes. This ethnography cuts across histories, stories, and descriptions of the past told by sambistas and chorões from those days, moving toward histories and stories that take place in the present day, in bars that nowadays house contemporary samba performances, such as Bar do Tião, Bar Praça Onze and Bar do Jacaré - this last one the house of Grupo Samba 7, the oldest samba group still playing in the city.

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