Something ’Bout the Name of Jesus: Racial Meanings and Brazilian Evangelical Musical Scenes
This introductory chapter reflects on the political complexities surrounding Afro-Brazilians and the evangelical music scene. The issue of race is an important one in Brazil, hence the pressing need to understand what evangélicos (Protestants) think about it. In Brazil, the word has been used since the late 1980s as a generic term to cover all Protestant denominations. Of particular note is their reluctance to engage in ethnocentric activism, as for several reasons the Church has kept itself from participating in politics. Yet at the heart of these evangélicos' lives is music—particularly gospel music—which has since become a vehicle for problack sentiment.
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