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dc.contributor.advisorWarner, Kevin
dc.contributor.authorAkinjiola, Oluyinka A.
dc.date.accessioned2021-09-07T21:07:11Z
dc.date.available2021-09-07T21:07:11Z
dc.date.issued2014-05-17
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12648/4810
dc.description.abstractThe context of this work explores black female iconography from the African Diaspora including Oshún, Xica da Silva, and the Deusa de Ebano. These representations of black female dancing bodies are integrated into images of nationalist expressions in Brazil, Cuba and Nigeria. Oshún, the Yoruba deity from Nigeria and Benin represents ultimate femininity from the African perspective. Xica da Silva was an Afro-Brazilian slave who became the richest woman in Minas Gerais through her romantic union with João Fernandez. The Deusa de Ebano, or ebony goddess, becomes the symbol of blocos afros during the yearly celebration of Carnaval in Salvador, Brazil.
dc.subjectYoruba Diaspora
dc.subjectOrisha
dc.subjectOshún
dc.subjectBlack Dancing Body
dc.subjectSamba
dc.subjectRumba
dc.subjectDeusa De Ebano
dc.subjectXica Da Silva
dc.subjectCarnaval
dc.subjectSanteria
dc.subjectCandomblé
dc.subjectIfa
dc.subjectCuba
dc.subjectBrazil
dc.titleOshun, Xica and the Sambista: The Black Female Body as Image of Nationalist Expression
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refterms.dateFOA2021-09-07T21:07:11Z
dc.description.institutionSUNY Brockport
dc.description.departmentDance
dc.description.degreelevelMaster of Fine Arts in Dance (MFA)
dc.source.statuspublished
dc.description.publicationtitleDance Master’s Theses
dc.contributor.organizationThe College at Brockport
dc.languate.isoen_US


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