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Marriage, Zoe (2015) '"Grande Mestre": Longing and celebration in Capoeira Angola (Brazil).' In: Harris, Rachel and Pease, Rowan, (eds.), Pieces of the Musical World: Sounds and Cultures. Abingdon: Routledge.

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This recording opens with a melancholy solo song about being enslaved and forcibly transported to Brazil. It then passes through a praise section in which the chorus joins in, before moving to the more up-beat call-and-response songs that accompany the physical game of capoeira. The track presents the structure of the music that accompanies play and touches on many of the themes central to capoeira. It also situates the group, FICA Bahia, musically and geographically, and demonstrates the spectrum of emotions associated with Capoeira Angola, ranging from longing to celebration.

Item Type: Book Chapters
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > Department of Development Studies
Legacy Departments > Faculty of Law and Social Sciences > Department of Development Studies
ISBN: 9780415723107
Date Deposited: 11 Nov 2014 11:35

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