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Prof. Mila Burns on Dona Ivone Lara's Sorriso Negro
Start Date: 11/18/2020Start Time: 12:30 PM
End Date: 11/18/2020End Time: 1:45 PM
Event Description:

More than simply a paragon of Brazilian samba, Dona (Lady) Ivone Lara’s 1981 Sorriso Negro (translated to Black Smile) is an album deeply embedded in the political and social tensions of its time. Released less than two years after the Brazilian military dictatorship approved the Lei de Anistia (the “Opening” that put Brazil on a path toward democratic governance), Sorriso Negro reflects the seminal shifts occurring within Brazilian society as former exiles reinforced debates of civil rights and feminist thought in a nation under the iron hand of a military dictatorship that had been in place since 1964. By looking at one of the most important samba albums ever recorded (and one that also happened to be authored by a black woman), Mila Burns explores the pathbreaking career of Dona Ivone Lara, tracing the ways in which she navigated the tense gender and race relations of the samba universe to ultimately conquer the masculine world of samba composers.

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

12:30 – 1:45pm



Meeting ID: 837 4654 1559

Passcode: 675014


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Name: Luz Betancourt
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