This article analyses the practice of batuque within the context of Cape Verdean immigration in Portugal. It observes the practices of two groups, comparing them as strategies of institutional relationship between Cape Verdean migrants and the host society. It reviews the practice of music as a strategic factor for display/ presentation of the culture of origin and as a catalyst for community members’ socialization. The musical and choreographic practice is interpreted as a process of conciliation between time, place of origin and people. It notes the hostility between the migratory space and the time and place of origin in the emotional recall that is granted by the music content and the choreographic practice display.
|Journal||Migrações – Música e Migração|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2011|