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Eric Galm, Trinity College professor and Samba Fest Director
Quote: "It's most often connected with capoeira... Both things emerged out of times of slavery. But the problem is they are often historicized as fixed entities from the past. What I argue is that these are vibrant symbols of resistance that are relevant in today's society, against marginalization and slavery, kind of like Jamaican reggae. The berimbau isn't just this instrument but a symbol of Brazilianness within Brazil... We've got all these fusions upon fusions to articulate new visions of Afro-Brazilian identity."
December 19, 2012