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Transnational Blackness and the Early Social History of Brazilian Popular Music

A talk presented by Dr. Darien J. Davis from Middlebury College.

Tuesday, February 02, 2010
2:00 PM
10383 Bunche Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Dr. Darién J. Davis is the director of Latin American Studies and professor of the history department at Middlebury College. His research interest includes themes of diaspora, nationhood, immigration and transnationalism. The vast majority of his published work has focused on the legacy of Afro-Latin Americans in general, on Afro-Brazilians in particular, and on Latin Americans abroad.
In this talk, Professor Davis will discuss themes from his latest published book, “White Face, Black Mask: Africaneity and the Early Social History of Popular Music in Brazil” (2009), in which he explores the historical forces of race, class and gender in the creation and development of twentieth century Brazilian musical traditions and the subsequent development and export of Afro-Brazilian culture.

Cost : Free and open to the public

Gloria Tovar

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Sponsor(s): Latin American Institute

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