Coverart for item
The Resource Spirit song : Afro-Brazilian religious music and boundaries, Marc Gidal

Spirit song : Afro-Brazilian religious music and boundaries, Marc Gidal

Label
Spirit song : Afro-Brazilian religious music and boundaries
Title
Spirit song
Title remainder
Afro-Brazilian religious music and boundaries
Statement of responsibility
Marc Gidal
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In Spirit Song: Afro-Brazilian Religious Music and Boundaries, Marc Gidal investigates how and why a multi-faith community in southern Brazil utilizes music to combine and segregate three Afro-Brazilian religions: Umbanda, Quimbanda, and Batuque. Combining ethnomusicology and symbolic boundary studies, Gidal advances a theory of musical boundary-work: the ways music reinforces, bridges, or blurs boundaries, whether for personal, social, spiritual, or political purposes. Gidal focuses on spirit-mediumship rituals and their musical accompaniment, exploring how the Afro-gaucho religious community employs music and rituals to variously promote innovation and egalitarianism in Umbanda and Quimbanda, while it reinforces musical preservation and hierarchies in Batuque. Religious and musical leaders carefully restrict the cosmologies, ceremonial sequences, and sung prayers of one religion from affecting the others so as to safeguard Batuque's African heritage. Members of disenfranchised populations view the religions as vehicles for empowerment, whether based on race-ethnicity, gender, or religious belief; and innovations in ritual music reflect this activism. These rituals come to life through illustrative video and audio examples on the book's companion website. The first book in English to focus on music in Afro-Brazilian religions, Spirit Song is a landmark study that will be of interest to ethnomusicologists, anthropologists, and religious studies scholars." -- Publisher's description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1972-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gidal, Marc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • music
Index
index present
LC call number
ML3197
LC item number
.G52 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Batuque music
  • Quimbanda music
  • Umbanda music
  • Porto Alegre (Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil)
  • Batuque (Cult)
  • Quimbanda (Cult)
  • Umbanda (Cult)
Label
Spirit song : Afro-Brazilian religious music and boundaries, Marc Gidal
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-210) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ethnic spiritual heritage and the Afro-Gaucho religious community -- Music, mediumship, and religious work -- Musicians and foundations -- Drums, rhythms, and nations -- Ritual music and innovation in Umbanda -- Musical participation, spiritual evolution, and the Quimbanda revival -- Old Black spirits, Africa, and reinventing Umbanda for social change -- Gypsy soul and an unconventional music -- Conclusion : musical boundary-work in a multi-faith community
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 220 p.
Isbn
9780199368228
Lccn
2014042660
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40025676412
Other physical details
illus. , maps, music
System control number
(OCoLC)897346131
Label
Spirit song : Afro-Brazilian religious music and boundaries, Marc Gidal
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-210) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ethnic spiritual heritage and the Afro-Gaucho religious community -- Music, mediumship, and religious work -- Musicians and foundations -- Drums, rhythms, and nations -- Ritual music and innovation in Umbanda -- Musical participation, spiritual evolution, and the Quimbanda revival -- Old Black spirits, Africa, and reinventing Umbanda for social change -- Gypsy soul and an unconventional music -- Conclusion : musical boundary-work in a multi-faith community
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 220 p.
Isbn
9780199368228
Lccn
2014042660
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40025676412
Other physical details
illus. , maps, music
System control number
(OCoLC)897346131

Library Locations

    • Auburn Avenue Research LibraryBorrow it
      101 Auburn Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA, 30303, US
      33.755227 -84.383897
Processing Feedback ...