Entre o subsídio e a subversão

Matheus Serva Pereira, 2019.

Open Access.

During the first half of the twentieth century, the colonial Portuguese regime unified different musical and dance practices of the populations from the south of Mozambique inside the word batuque. On the one hand, the article intends to analyze the processes of transformation of these practices by the Portuguese power that promoted a homogenization and spectacularization of the socio-cultural diversities existing in that region, seeking to incorporate them into the rhetoric of domination. On the other hand, follow the lines of these specific moments of “batuques” and “native dances” presented to a non-practicing audience reveal how theses experiences of the south Mozambican populations dominated by Portuguese power produced innumerable and unexpected reinterpretations and resignifications of their own practices.


Full citation: Pereira, Matheus Serva. “Entre o subsídio e a subversão: Negociações e disputas ao redor dos “batuques” e das “danças nativas” no Sul de Moçambique (1900-1950)”. Revista de História da USP, nº 178 (2019): 1-38. http://dx.doi.org/10.11606/issn.2316-9141.rh.2019.142351.

This project is funded by FCT (PTDC/HAR- HIS/28577/2017)

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