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BRAZIL’S DECOLONIAL MODERNISM, TROPICALIA, AND THE CARIB REVOLUTION: Variations on a Tupi-Indigenous Theme

March 26, 2020, 11:30 am
Location Dickson Hall - 179
Posted InCollege of Humanities and Social Sciences
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MSU Presents: Decolonizing the Global Imaginary Talk Series
BRAZIL’S DECOLONIAL MODERNISM, TROPICALIA, AND THE CARIB REVOLUTION: Variations on a Tupi-Indigenous Theme
Thursday, March 26th (11:30 am) – Dickson Hall 179
Speaker: Robert Stam (University Professor, Dept. of Cinema Studies, NYU)

This lecture-video presentation will place in relation representations of “first contact,” in Brazil, the Brazilian Modernist Movement of the 1920s, and its relation to the “Indian,” along with Tropicalia’s musical relation to the same theme in the 1960s, with emphasis on the representation and self-representation of the “cunha,” the indigenous Tupi woman, including as present-day activists.