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Jongos (Music)


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    • Jongos (Music)
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    • Pontos
    • Poritos de jongo (Music)
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    • found: Work cat.: Cangoma calling: spirits and rhythms of freedom in Brazilian jongo slavery songs, 2012:ch. 5 (eighty-one tracks were grouped in the same order that they appeared on the reel, with the exception of some pontos de jongo that in the original appeared separately, which would seem to indicate that they were recorded at two different sessions)
    • found: Encyclopedia of African-American culture and history, 2006:v. 3, pp. 1195-1196 (Jongo. It originated from the dances performed by slaves who worked at coffee plantations in the Paraíba Valley between Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, and also at farms in some areas of Minas Gerais and Espírito Santo. Jongo is a member of a larger group of Afro-Brazilian dances ... Jongos usually takes place during a nightlong party in which several people dance in pairs or in a circle, to the sound of two or more drums, while a soloist sings short phrases answered by the group ... Jongo songs, also called pontos, are sung in Portuguese but may include words of African origin ... Today, jongos continues to be performed by descendants of slaves in at least a dozen communities, in rural settings as well as in the periphery of cities. Since the 1990s jongo has experienced a revival and become more widely known as a hallmark of Afro-Brazilian culture.)
    • found: Grove Music online, accessed on April 4, 2012:4 Afro-Brazilian folk music traditions (The most common traits of jongo songs include two-bar repeated isometric phrases, prevailing conjunct motion, parallel singing and syncopated percussion accompaniment)
    • notfound: Garland Encyclopedia of World music, v. 10, 1998;Wikipedia, viewed April 12, 2012
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