Dona Ivone Lara's Sorriso negro / Mila Burns.

Burns, Mila [Browse]
New York : Bloomsbury Publishing, 2019.
1 online resource (x, 200 pages)


33 1/3 Brazil
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"More than simply a paragon of Brazilian samba, Dona (Lady) Ivone Lara's 1981 Sorriso Negro (translated to Black Smile) is an album deeply embedded in the political and social tensions of its time. Released less than four years after the Brazilian military dictatorship approved the Lei de Abertura (the 'Opening' that put Brazil on a path toward democratic governance), Sorriso Negro reflects the seminal shifts occurring within Brazilian society as former exiles introduced notions of civil rights and feminist thought to a nation under the iron hand of a military dictatorship that had been in place since 1964. By looking at one of the most important samba albums ever recorded (and one that also happened to be composed by a black woman), Mila Burns explores the pathbreaking career of Dona Ivone, tracing the ways in which she navigated the tense gender and race relations of the samba universe to ultimately conquer the masculine world of samba composers. 33 1/3 Global, a series related to but independent from 33 1/3, takes the format of the original series of short, music-basedbooks and brings the focus to music throughout the world. With initial volumes focusing on Japanese and Brazilian music, the series will also include volumes on the popular music of Australia/Oceania, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and more"--Bloomsbury Publishing.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Description based on online resource; title from home page (viewed on October 25, 2019)
  • Acknowledgements
  • Introduction
  • Part 1: Women and Samba ; A Sereia Guiomar ; De Braços Com a Felicidade ; Alguém Me Avisou ; Homemade Samba ; Meu Fim de Carnaval Não Foi Ruim and Nunca Mais ; First Steps ; The Rise of Feminism
  • Part 2: Faces ; Names ; Os Cinco Bailes da História do Rio ; Adeus de um Poeta ; Me Deixa Ficar ; Unhas ; Tendência
  • Part 3 : Sorriso Negro ; One Smile for Two ; Samba and Dictatorship ; Silencing a Movement ; The Black Movement of the 1970s ; Axé de Ianga
  • Afterword
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index.
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Also available in print: Bloomsbury Academic, 2019. Digital resource published 2019.
  • 10.5040/9781501324529
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