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The Sounds of a spiritual battle: “evangélicos” and public space in the Brazilian March for Jesus

In this article, I analyse the relationship between evangelicals and public space through the sound practices of the “Marcha pra Jesus” (“March for Jesus”). The “March for Jesus”, which happens annually in hundreds of cities, is a parade in which people through places seen as important to the city, accompanied by gospel songs sung loudly. In these events, religion, culture industry (market) and political, commonly imagined as distinct, are connected through the sound. A collectivity of “evangelicos” ir performed and engaged through sound practices in the “batalha spiritual” for the city.

evangélicos; spiritual battle; soundscape


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