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Caribbean and Atlantic Diaspora DanceIgniting Citizenship$
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Yvonne Daniel

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780252036538

Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017

DOI: 10.5406/illinois/9780252036538.001.0001

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Resilient Diaspora Rituals

Resilient Diaspora Rituals

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(p.129) Chapter Seven Resilient Diaspora Rituals
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Caribbean and Atlantic Diaspora Dance
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Yvonne Daniel

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University of Illinois Press
DOI:10.5406/illinois/9780252036538.003.0007

This chapter examines the histories and connections between Afro-Latin America and the Caribbean by focusing on sacred Caribbean dance rituals. It begins with a discussion of African-derived rituals in sacred dance, paying attention to how dance reveals and forwards sacred potential and how a relationship between the sacred and the secular is forged in African Diaspora contexts. It then considers how similar religious and dance structures have emerged across the Diaspora from common beliefs and social conditions that were shared by thousands of Africans. It also explores African-derived sacred dance practices in the Caribbean islands, namely: French/Kreyol, English/Creole, Spanish Caribbean, and Dutch Caribbean sacred practices. Furthermore, it describes compares Atlantic Afro-Latin sacred practices, including those in Brazil, Suriname, and Uruguay. The chapter concludes with Afrogenic comparisons of ritual Diaspora dance.

Keywords:   sacred Caribbean dance, Afro-Latin America, Caribbean dance rituals, African-derived rituals, African Diaspora, sacred dance practices, Caribbean islands, Brazil

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