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    Tropicália

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    political positions, aided the Unified Black Movement in its fight for racial criminalization. From its inception, Tropicália’s embrace of Afro-music styles and clothing gave the community an unpresented recognition in popular music. In Tropicália’s birthplace, Bahia, a region previously heavily dependent on African slaves, Afro-Brazilian cultures such as capoeira and Candomble were suppressed. For example, ‘until 1976 Candomble temples were required to register with police and obtain clearance for public festivals’ [Dunn p.167]. Gil’s performance at the Unified Black Movement in 1978 gave a ‘big boost’, according to founding member Léila Gonzales [p.180,Dunn], to a crusade that promoted black social activism against such suppression, particularly with regard to police violence. It was criticized by the regime and its conservative supporters such as Gilberto Freyre as irrelevant to ‘racial democracy’ and rejected by other artists for fear of being associated with a radical movement. The movement was later greatly successful under Sao Paulo governor André Franco Montoro as they ultimately criminalized racism in the Brazilian Constitution of 1988. Also in 1988, Gil took presidency of the Fundação Gregório de Matos (Bahia State Ministry of Culture) as one of the first Afro-Brazilians to take a political post and so further enhanced the positive image of the Afro-community [Afolabi, p.148]. However, he has also drawn more recent criticism for taking the post of Minister of…

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    Salvador de Bahia was founded by the Portuguese in 1549 and is one of the oldest colonial cities in America. It was also founded by the french in 1510. It was the first capital of Brazil from 1549 to 1763.This densely built colonial city can be recognized by its religious, civil and military colonial architecture from the 17th to the 19th centuries. Salvador de Bahia is a mixture of European, African and American Indian cultures of the 16th to 18th centuries. It soon became a major sea port for…

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    Have you ever judged someone and then missed out on the opportunity of knowing them? In the book “Ghost” by Raina Telgemeier, I learned that we shouldn’t judge things by our first impression. For example, in the beginning Cat thinks Bahia De La Luha is a bad place to live but then once she has lived there for a little bit she realizes it’s not. Also, in the beginning Cat thinks Carlos is a bad person but later on she thinks differently. In the end, Cat thinks ghosts are bad because they won't…

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    Brazil has the highest biodiversity of the Earth. Its coastline is 8698 km long, with about 324,000 Km2, and diverse biomes such as mangroves, salt marshes, coral reefs, rocky shores, and sandy beaches. Due to these proportions, the introduction and dispersion of marine species is larger and easier, Brazil currently is one of the countries most at risk of loss of biodiversity in the world. By 2011, more than 380 invasive species have already been identified in Brazil, with more than 11,250…

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    set sail for the Eastern coast of the Gulf of Mexico. These men became the first white men ever to see Texas. At that time Spain was more interested in gold then colonization. They left Texas until 1690 when the French started showing interest in Texas. Spain decided to scare off the French by establishing Catholic missions in Texas. In 1821, Texas had few Spanish citizens and most of the missions had been abandoned. Texas almost failed as a Spanish colony because the Indians were hostile, trade…

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    approval of this project. Once the LNG plant is in production there will be plenty of jobs for the residents, which will not last for so long. Yes, in the beginning there will be massive amounts of jobs for the residents, but what will happen after the project is done and there is not any more jobs for them? The residents will be unemployed and nothing could be done about it. Since the LNG plant is planned to be built at the Port of Brownsville, the Bahia Grande is being threatened by the LNG…

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    In the engenhos, sugar plantations, of the Brazilian captaincy Bahia the physical conditions were “extremely poor: lack of clothing, inadequate housing, poor nutrition, harsh discipline and cruel discipline”. The main purpose for slave masters and Lavradores was to make as much profit as possible from the harvesting of sugar cane and the production of crystallized sugar so they would extract all the work possible from a slave. In order to maximize profit the slave masters and the Lavradores…

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    Samba Research Paper

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    to samba first way is solo samba move steps are exceptionally straightforward and started/attempted in a sudden and spontaneous way when the music moves somebody to move and there are accomplice samba genuine smooth move style more like traditional dance, accomplice samba is about a decent association with your accomplice. Despite the fact that samba exists all through Brazil – particularly in the conditions of Bahia, Maranhão, Minas Gerais, and São Paulo – as different well known rhythms and…

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    Research Paper Benjamin Franklin once said, “Rebellion against tyrants is obedience to God.” This relates to many of the slave insurrections and revolts that took place in the America’s. To rebel against the oppressor, in this case slave owner, was for slaves considered being obedient to God, due to the cruel acts that took place. A majority of the slave insurrections and revolts were generally unsuccessful due to the challenges that hindered the slaves from following through with their…

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    Raina Telgemeier's Ghosts

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    Ghosts “Ghosts” is a graphic novel written by Raina Telgemeier, an author who is also known for other popular books like “Smile”, “Drama”, “The Baby- Sitters Club” and “Sisters”. This book takes place in present-day Bahía de la Luna in California; a cold and gloomy place where the sun only shines for about sixty-two days in a year. Cat, or Catrina, is a snappy sixth-grader who is terrified of ghosts and other spooky things. She has to leave her friends behind and move to northern California…

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