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ContraculturaAlternative Arts and Social Transformation in Authoritarian Brazil$
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Christopher Dunn

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9781469628516

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: May 2017

DOI: 10.5149/northcarolina/9781469628516.001.0001

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Black Rio

Black Rio

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(p.146) 4 Black Rio
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Contracultura
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Christopher Dunn

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University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469628516.003.0005

Chapter Four examines the specifically black urban counterculture associated with the so-called Black Rio movement. Black Rio was a cultural phenomenon that brought together predominantly black, working-class youth from Rio’s north zone for dance parties, called bailes soul featuring recorded music from the United States. The author discusses in particular the work of Dom Filó, a black activist and baile soul promoter. At the same time, local Brazilian artists, like Tim Maia and Gerson King, forged a distinctly Brazilian soul music sung in Portuguese. Largely dismissed by critics as a passing fad, the Black Rio movement can be understood as a cultural response to dominant racial discourse, which celebrated Brazil as a racially democratic mestiço nation largely free from racism. Though not overtly or stridently political, the Black Rio movement created conditions for Afro-Brazilian youth to affirm a distinct ethnic identity. This chapter places these black cultural movements in the context of countercultural discourse, seeking to explore points of dialogue and discord with other social movements.

Keywords:   soul music, Black Rio, Tim Maia, Dom Filó, Gerson King, Baile Soul

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