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Beating the Drums of Santa Teresa: Performing Resistance in a Brazilian Quilombo

  title={Beating the Drums of Santa Teresa: Performing Resistance in a Brazilian Quilombo},
  author={Katerina Hatzikidi},
This article explores the evocative power of sonic and performative aspects of a set of actions taken by Catholic quilombolas (inhabitants of quilombos) in north-west Maranhao, Brazil, in the context of the religious celebration of their community’s patron-saint Santa Teresa de Jesus. Its aim is to explore the principal ways in which the itinerant drummers employ sound, movement and performance to respond to the unsettled conditions of everyday life. In line with this volume’s orienting… 


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  • J. Peel
  • History
    HAU: Journal of Ethnographic Theory
  • 2016
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