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dc.contributor.authordo Monte, Karyna
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-12T19:36:38Z
dc.date.available2016-01-12T19:36:38Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2144/13992
dc.description.abstractThis thesis proposes the samba enredo, a complex narrative composed by Rio de Janeiro samba schools for the annual Carnaval parade, as a vital primary source for understanding the construction of Afro-Brazilian identity in contemporary Brazilian society. Next, I provide an analysis of one specific samba enredo presented by the samba school Unidos da Vila Isabel in the 2012 Rio Carnaval, which portrays the cultural link between Angola and Brazil. I argue that the narrative Vila Isabel constructs is a thoughtful, albeit incomplete, alternative to the more common link drawn between Yoruba culture and Afro-Brazil. Furthermore, I ascertain that this samba enredo, and the academic sources used to compose it, lack a clear definition of the religious dimension of Angolan heritage in Afro-Brazilian culture because they place Central African conversions to Catholicism in the context of slavery and do not cite the impact that Catholicism makes in Angola before the context of slavery and the Diaspora encounter in colonial Brazil.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjectLatin American studiesen_US
dc.subjectAngolaen_US
dc.subjectBrazilen_US
dc.subjectCreolizationen_US
dc.subjectYorubaen_US
dc.subjectCarnivalen_US
dc.subjectSamba enredoen_US
dc.titleAfro-Brazilian identity in the Rio De Janeiro Carnaval samba enredo: Angola as an alternative to nagô narrativesen_US
dc.typeThesis/Dissertation
dc.date.updated2015-11-04T02:06:48Z
etd.degree.nameMaster of Artsen_US
etd.degree.levelmastersen_US
etd.degree.disciplineReligious Studiesen_US
etd.degree.grantorBoston Universityen_US


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