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  • Tropicália

    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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  • Case Study: Salvador De Bahia

    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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  • What Is The Theme Of Ghost By Bahia De La Luha

    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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  • Why Did Texas Fail As A Spanish Colony

    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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  • Frank Tannenbaum's Slave And Citizen

    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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  • Dorival Caymmi Gonzaga Analysis

    In his music, he would accentuate his Afro-Brazilian foundation and he would likewise wear the straw fastened cap of the angler to additionally offer the picture. Dorival Caymmi who was a local of Salvador the capital of the Bahia conditions of Brazil and had a blended race legacy. He originated from a working-class family that managed him a training and pushed him to endeavor a profession in law, which he eventually abandoned. He additionally invested…

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  • Slave Rebellion Research Paper

    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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  • Summary: Black Intellectual Resistance Tactics

    resistance tactics employed by black thinkers in Brazil, during the early to late 20th century, took on many forms. In order to investigate the dynamic nature of black resistance, I will focus on responses to two popular ideologies that appear at different points in the century Alberto investigates. The two ideas are scientific racism, and idea of racial mixture. In Terms of Inclusion: Black Intellectuals in Twentieth-Century Brazil, Paulina Alberto is able to convey the dynamic nature of…

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  • Causal Essay On Brazil

    It has the consistency of a custard and comes out bright yellow or off white in color due to the amount of eggy yolks used. Like most of the Brazilian foods, quindim has a Portuguese background. The recipe was formulated around a Portuguese baked dessert. “The utilization of massive amounts of egg yolks indicate its Portuguese roots; Portuguese cookery traditionally employs substantial numbers of egg yolks.” As the dessert developed, it was later reshaped by African slaves in Bahia. The main…

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  • Slavery In Brazil Analysis

    awaited them in agriculture in the northeastern and east-central Brazil that were large-scale productions of sugar cane. In the interior regions, livestock-raising and mining were the primary economy while in the cities of Pernambuco, Bahia, and Rio were economic fortresses (95). Africans would be forced to work hard, to humble oneself, and to obey their masters were the pillar of the slave’s new life (88). Before the slave could change their plight, one had to undergo three major changes:…

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