Nos e fidju la di gueto, nos e fidju di imigranti, fidju di Kabu Verdi”: estética, antirracismo e engajamentos no rap crioulo em Portugal

Translated title of the contribution: We are sons of the ghetto, we are sons of immigrants, sons of Cape Verde”: aesthetics, anti-racism, and engagements in Creole rap in Portugal

Otávio Raposo, Pedro Varela, José Alberto Simões, Ricardo Campos

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Abstract

Ao longo de décadas, o rap tem sido central na construção de um discurso antirracista em Portugal. Com músicas a denunciar a violência policial, a exclusão social, o legado colonial e o racismo, os rappers negros das periferias de Lisboa desempenham um papel de vanguarda na luta contra a opressão racial, particularmente aqueles que cantam em crioulo cabo-verdiano. Apoiados por dispositivos e redes digitais, estes jovens constroem circuitos de sociabilidade e de produção musical impulsionadores de uma estética insurgente capaz de desafiar o estatuto de subalternidade que lhes é imposto. O presente trabalho debruça-se sobre a importância do rap na exposição do problema do racismo na sociedade portuguesa. Recorrendo a diferentes pesquisas de natureza qualitativa, analisamos os estilos de vida, as letras de música, o acesso às redes digitais e os engajamentos dos rappers no movimento antirracista.
Throughout decades, rap music has been central to the construction of an anti-racist discourse in Portugal. With songs denouncing police violence, social exclusion, colonial legacy and racism, black rappers from the peripheries of Lisbon play a vanguard role in the fight against racial oppression, particularly those who sing in Cape Verdean Creole. Supported by digital devices and networks, these young people build circuits of sociability and musical production that promote an insurgent aesthetic capable of challenging their imposed subordinated status. This paper focuses on the relevance of rap in making the problem of racism visible in the Portuguese society. Using different qualitative researches, we analyzed lifestyles, lyrics, access to digital networks and the engagements of rappers in the anti-racist movement.
Translated title of the contributionWe are sons of the ghetto, we are sons of immigrants, sons of Cape Verde”: aesthetics, anti-racism, and engagements in Creole rap in Portugal
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)269-291
Number of pages23
JournalSociedade e Estado
Volume36
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021

Keywords

  • Aesthetics
  • Black youth
  • Creole rap
  • Portugal
  • Racism
  • Rap crioulo
  • Jovens negros
  • Racismo
  • Estética

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