Intonations

A Social History of Music and Nation in Luanda, Angola, from 1945 to Recent Times

Author: Marissa Jean Moorman

Publisher: Ohio University Press

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Category: History

Page: 290

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Intonations tells the story of how Angola's urban residents in the late colonial period (roughly 1945-74) used music to talk back to their colonial oppressors and, more importantly, to define what it meant to be Angolan and what they hoped to gain from independence. A compilation of Angolan music is included in CD format. Marissa J. Moorman presents a social and cultural history of the relationship between Angolan culture and politics. She argues that it was in and through popular urban music, produced mainly in the musseques (urban shantytowns) of the capital city, Luanda, that Angolans forged the nation and developed expectations about nationalism. Through careful archival work and extensive interviews with musicians and those who attended performances in bars, community centers, and cinemas, Moorman explores the ways in which the urban poor imagined the nation. The spread of radio technology and the establishment of a recording industry in the early 1970s reterritorialized an urban-produced sound and cultural ethos by transporting music throughout the country. When the formerly exiled independent movements returned to Angola in 1975, they found a population receptive to their nationalist message but with different expectations about the promises of independence. In producing and consuming music, Angolans formed a new image of independence and nationalist politics.

Folklore and Literature

Studies in the Portuguese, Brazilian, Sephardic, and Hispanic Oral Traditions

Author: MANUEL DE COSTA FONTES

Publisher: SUNY Press

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Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 327

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Explores how modern folklore, through its preservation of ballads and folktales, supplements our understanding of the oral tradition and enhances our knowledge of early literature.

A Moradora de Wildfell Hall: The Tenant of Wildfell Hall

Edição bilíngue português - inglês

Author: Anne Brontë

Publisher: Editora Landmark LTDA

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Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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A obra 'A moradora de Wildfell Hall' (The tenant of Wildfell Hall) foi escrita pela caçula das irmãs Brontë em 1848 pouco antes de sua morte. A importância do romance vai além das barreiras da literatura, pois a obra levanta a questão do papel da mulher em plena Inglaterra da Era Vitoriana. a jovem Helen Graham, a personagem principal do romance, apaixona-se por Arthur Huntingdon, vai contra a opinião de sua família e sofre as consequências de um casamento com um homem desregrado e infiel. Mesmo apoiada fervorosamente na religião, com o desejo de superar e corrigir os maus hábitos do marido, Helen não obtém êxito na tentativa de livrá-lo do álcool e do ritmo alucinado que leva sua vida. Com a ajuda de Frederick, irmão de Helen, uma fuga é arquitetada e Arthur abandonado. A protagonista consegue se estabelecer sob o anonimato em outra cidade, onde conhece alguém que poderá recompensar todo sofrimento e reconhecer a luta pelo destino.

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Category: Brazil

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Bossa nova

history, sound & image

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Category: Music

Page: 241

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Osvaldo Lacerda

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Author: Paulo Affonso de Moura Ferreira

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Category: Composers

Page: 33

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