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Branco mulato, Preto Doutor: blackness, Bahia identity and self-image in Caymmi's late work(1968-2008)

Grant number: 12/22714-2
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): March 01, 2013
Effective date (End): October 31, 2016
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Anthropology - Anthropology of Afro-Brazilian Populations
Principal Investigator:Heloísa André Pontes
Grantee:Vítor Aquino de Queiroz Davila Teixeira
Home Institution: Instituto de Filosofia e Ciências Humanas (IFCH). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil


Listening to the latest works of Dorival Caymmi (1914-2008) it is not difficult to notice that the images (of laziness and sensuality in a black or mestizo musical genius) associated with him was not simple or apolitical. His songs, always filled with black people from Bahia in its lyrics and broadcast in LPs, CDs or television shows were probably intentionally related with the discursive maintenance/shift about race and regional representation of Brazilian people.This project aims, analyzing the sounds themselves, interviews, photographs and other historical documents, to do an original research in 1. the compositions of Caymmi and the public homages for him; 2. his insertion and, specially, the uses of his work on the Atlantic racial debates; 3. his specific influence on the Bahia and black Brazilian identity discourses. (AU)

Academic Publications
(References retrieved automatically from State of São Paulo Research Institutions)
TEIXEIRA, Vítor Aquino de Queiroz Davila. The Rock that Snores in the Middle of the Sea : bahian identity, silence and racial experience in Dorival Caymmi's musical work. 2017. Doctoral Thesis - Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Instituto de Filosofia e Ciências Humanas.

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