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Culture Is Our Weapon: Making Music and Changing Lives in Rio de Janeiro

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An inspiring mission to rescue young people from drugs and violence with music

At a time when interest in Brazilian culture has reached an all-time high, and the stories of one person's ability to improve the lives of others has captured so many hearts, this unique book takes readers to the frontlines of a battle raging over control of the nation's poorest areas. Culture Is Our Weapon tells the story of Grupo Cultural AfroReggae, a Rio-based organization employing music and an appreciation for black culture to inspire residents of the favelas, or shantytowns, to resist the drugs that are ruining their neighborhoods. This is an inspiring look at an artistic explosion and the best and worst of Brazilian society.

Review:

"A straightforward look at how music and hope can change the fate of an unmoored society." Kirkus Reviews

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"The authors tell gritty stories about the bravery of the musicians and activists and their encounters with the police and crime....A fascinating study." Library Journal

Review:

"Neate and Platt...tackle complex political issues without it ever feeling like they're delivering a lecture, partly because they weave in the voices of people involved." Los Angeles Times

Synopsis:

"Culture Is Our Weapon" tells the story of Grupo Cultural AfroReggae, a Rio-based organization employing music and an appreciation for black culture to inspire residents of the "favelas," or shantytowns, to resist the drugs that are ruining their neighborhoods.

Synopsis:

An inspiring mission to rescue young people from drugs and violence with music

At a time when interest in Brazilian culture has reached an all-time high, and the stories of one person's ability to improve the lives of others has captured so many hearts, this unique book takes readers to the frontlines of a battle raging over control of the nation's poorest areas. Culture Is Our Weapon tells the story of Grupo Cultural AfroReggae, a Rio-based organization employing music and an appreciation for black culture to inspire residents of the favelas, or shantytowns, to resist the drugs that are ruining their neighborhoods. This is an inspiring look at an artistic explosion and the best and worst of Brazilian society.

About the Author

Patrick Neate is the author of the National Book Critics Circle Award winner Where You're At, as well as four novels.

Damian Platt lives in Rio de Janeiro and works with AfroReggae.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780143116745
Author:
Patrick Neate and Damian Platt
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Preface:
Veloso, Caetano
Foreword by:
Veloso, Caetano
Foreword:
Veloso, Caetano
Author:
Platt, Damian
Author:
Veloso, Caetano
Author:
Neate, Patrick
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - General
Subject:
Social Work
Subject:
Genres & Styles - Reggae
Subject:
Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) Social conditions.
Subject:
Blacks - Brazil - Rio de Janeiro -
Subject:
Regional Studies
Subject:
Philanthropy & Charity
Subject:
Ngos (Non-Governmental Organizations)
Subject:
Work
Subject:
General-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
20100231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
b/w photos (possibly)
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
7.80x5.02x.60 in. .43 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 224 pages Penguin Books - English 9780143116745 Reviews:
"Review" by , "A straightforward look at how music and hope can change the fate of an unmoored society."
"Review" by , "The authors tell gritty stories about the bravery of the musicians and activists and their encounters with the police and crime....A fascinating study."
"Review" by , "Neate and Platt...tackle complex political issues without it ever feeling like they're delivering a lecture, partly because they weave in the voices of people involved."
"Synopsis" by , "Culture Is Our Weapon" tells the story of Grupo Cultural AfroReggae, a Rio-based organization employing music and an appreciation for black culture to inspire residents of the "favelas," or shantytowns, to resist the drugs that are ruining their neighborhoods.
"Synopsis" by ,
An inspiring mission to rescue young people from drugs and violence with music

At a time when interest in Brazilian culture has reached an all-time high, and the stories of one person's ability to improve the lives of others has captured so many hearts, this unique book takes readers to the frontlines of a battle raging over control of the nation's poorest areas. Culture Is Our Weapon tells the story of Grupo Cultural AfroReggae, a Rio-based organization employing music and an appreciation for black culture to inspire residents of the favelas, or shantytowns, to resist the drugs that are ruining their neighborhoods. This is an inspiring look at an artistic explosion and the best and worst of Brazilian society.

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