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Revista Brasileira de Ciências Sociais

versão impressa ISSN 0102-6909versão On-line ISSN 1806-9053

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LOPES, Antonio Herculano. A confusion of race and culture. Rev. bras. Ci. Soc. [online]. 2006, vol.21, n.62, pp.69-83. ISSN 0102-6909.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-69092006000300004.

The musical comedy Forrobodó from Luiz Peixoto and Carlos Bittencourt first performed in 1912 in Rio de Janeiro opened way to broadening the interest of Carioca middle classes in the culture produced in what was then qualified as "Little Africa." The region around Onze Square concentrated most of the spiritual and cultural leadership of Afro-Brazilians and had become a coop of manifestations that would have an enormous influence on the city and the country. This analysis focuses less on the text and more on the performance by itself, aiming at learning how the myths of a mestiza identity started to comprise. All the elements of the production of the play mingle to fill the necessity of Carioca middle class groups for an ambiguous and ambivalent representation of race and class in the culture of the city.

Palavras-chave : Theater; Rio de Janeiro; Afro-brazilian culture; Mestizing; Performance.

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