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The Sights and Voices of Dispossession: The Fight for the Land and the Emerging Culture of the MST (The Movement of the Landless Rural Workers of Brazil)


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Emerging culture by media type -> Dance 10 resources (Edited by Malcolm McNee. Translation © Else R P Vieira.)

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Culture: Rehabilitation of traditions and country culture


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Break-dancing and rap. State Congress of Landless Youth, Recife, state of Pernambuco, 2000

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November 2002

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Rhythms of the Land (Dance in the state of Pernambuco)
Introduction to the incredible diversity of rhythms and dances in the northeastern state of Pernambuco.Dance traditions presented arexaxado, coco do sertão, maracatu, and capoeira. Evidence of MST's profound roots in ethnically and regionally expressions of rural and urban traditions.
Else R P Vieira

See also: The performative arts of the MST: The symbolic power of bodies in movement.

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