Forró's Wars of Maneuver and Position: Popular Northeastern Music, Critical Regionalism, and a Culture of Migration

@article{Draper2011ForrsWO,
  title={Forr{\'o}'s Wars of Maneuver and Position: Popular Northeastern Music, Critical Regionalism, and a Culture of Migration},
  author={Jack A. Draper},
  journal={Latin American Research Review},
  year={2011},
  volume={46},
  pages={101 - 80}
}
  • J. Draper
  • Published 2011
  • Political Science
  • Latin American Research Review
The article is a schematic cultural-historical analysis of a major genre of regional popular music in Brazil, baião (the precursor to today's forró). Using Gramscian terminology appropriate to a discussion of hegemony and resistance, I argue that the early proponents of baião had to wage a cultural war of maneuver to challenge the existing hegemony of the Rio de Janeiro culture industry and to gain new respect for the northeastern Brazilian people and their culture. After success in this… Expand
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