Gabriel Juliano (cMAS PhD student) will be presenting preliminary findings of his doctoral research at Borderline Sonorities ( Sonoridades Fronteiriças) on June 9, 2021. Juliano’s research investigates representations of black resistance in Brazilian media arts and music with a particular focus on their pedagogical potential. In Blackness as Decolonial Expression of Resistance in Baco Exú do Blues’ Bluesman, Juliano will offer a close reading of Brazilian rapper, Bluesman. Framed by Boaventura de Sousa Santo’s concept, post-abyssal artist, which broadly refers to artists who challenge the hierarchies of power-knowledge emanating from the Global North regardless of their geographical position, in this paper Juliano offers a reading of Bluesman as a counter-historical narrative that speaks of and to a marginalized population, proposing history through their worldview while bringing visibility and recognition of their cultural contributions.
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