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Author Henry, Clarence Bernard.

Title Let's make some noise : axé and the African roots of Brazilian popular music / Clarence Bernard Henry
Published Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, [2008]
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 234 pages) : illustrations, music
Contents Sacred/secular influences: the reinvention of West African àsé in Brazil -- From the sacred to the secular: popularizing candomblé rhythms -- Axé embodiment in Brazilian popular music: sacred themes, imagery, and symbols -- The sacred/secular popularity of drums and drummers -- Secular impulses: dancing to the beats of different drummers -- Say it loud! I'm Black and I'm proud: popular music and axé embodiment in Bahian carnival/ijexá -- Stylizing axé as Brazilian popular music
Summary This is the culmination of years of research on sacred and secular influences of àsé, the West African Yoruba concept imagined as power and creative energy bestowed upon human beings by ancestral spirits acting as guardians, that spread to Brazil and throughout the African Diaspora. In Brazil, the West African Yoruba concept of àsé is known as axé and has been reinvented, transmitted, and nurtured in Candomblé, an Afro-Brazilian religion that is practised in Salvador, Bahia. The author examines how these concepts have been appropriated and reinvented in Brazilian popular music and culture
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-226) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Candomblé music -- History and criticism.
Popular music -- Brazil -- African influences.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1604733349 (electronic bk.)
9781604733341 (electronic bk.)