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Cape Verde, Let's Go: Creole Rappers and Citizenship in Portugal

Derek Pardue


Musicians rapping in Kriolu—a hybrid of Portuguese and West African languages spoken in Cape Verde—have recently emerged from Lisbon's periphery. They popularize the struggles with identity and belonging among young people in a Cape Verdean immigrant community that shares not only the Kriolu language but its culture and history. Drawing on fieldwork and archival research in Portugal and Cape Verde, this book introduces Lisbon's Kriolu rap scene and the role of rap music in challenging metropolitan Portuguese identities. It demonstrates that Cape Verde, while relatively small within the Portugu ... More

Keywords: rap music, identity, migration, Cape Verde, Lisbon, experience, Portuguese diaspora, Kriolu, social agency, citizenship

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780252039676
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017 DOI:10.5406/illinois/9780252039676.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Derek Pardue, author
Aarhus University