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Drums of the south: an ethnomusicological and audiovisual project about the musical practices in quilombolas communities in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.

Abstract in spanish

This work brings some ideas of my dissertation project in course in ethnomusicology about different forms of ethnicity experienced through musical practices in three quilombola communities of Rio Grande do Sul: Rincão dos Negros, in Rio Pardo; Casca, in Mostardas and Morro Alto, in Osório. Through participant observation and conversations with musicians, masters and dancers, I discuss resemblances and differences that constitute the musical identities that reflect these groups culturally and socially, ethnic marked by the African paradigm, but transformed by the frictions with other ethnic groups. Records in audio and video and pictures treated epistemologically and shared with my collaborators in the field are part of the narrative in the perspective of the Visual Anthropology.

Keywords: Ethnomusicology,quilombola communities,ethnicity.
Author: Luciana Prass. Bachiller en Violín, Profesora de Educación Musical, Dra. en Etnomusicología / Instituto de Artes, Universidad Federal de Rio Grande do Sul.
Received: March 12th, 2008, Accepted: April 24th, 2008
Revista Chilena de Antropología Visual - número 11 - Santiago, junio 2008 - 36/56 pp. - ISSN 0718-876x. Rev. chil. antropol. vis.