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The BerimbauSoul of Brazilian Music$
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Eric A. Galm

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9781604734058

Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781604734058.001.0001

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Afrocentric Themes of Resistance

Afrocentric Themes of Resistance

(p.65) Chapter 3 Afrocentric Themes of Resistance
The Berimbau

Eric A. Galm

University Press of Mississippi

This chapter continues the chronological study of the berimbau’s transformation in Brazilian popular music. It focuses on the fusion of musical genres, and how the berimbau as a metaphor has transformed from a symbol of capoeira to one of blackness, resistance, and change.

Keywords:   berimbau, Brazilian popular music, capoeira

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