Tradições em movimento no Terno de Congo Verde e Preto

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This dissertation shows reflections about the Festivity in Honor of Our Lady of the Rosary and Saint Benedict of Village João Vaz (Goiânia, GO) and the body movements of the congo’s dancers of Terno de Congo Verde e Preto focusing on processing procedures and permanence which are subject traditions and expressions of popular culture. The Rosary celebrations of black men are also known as Congada parties or Congado are produced from a conversion universe to Catholicism present in Brazil, since the colonial period with an ambiguous character who reconstructed and a new meant the sacred made its own and articulated with knowledge and concepts bounded to the ancestral notion of Bantu people. Onwards from a theoretical reference aligned by an interdisciplinary aproach the research purpose is to perceive how the congadeiros of Village João Vaz, especially the participants of congo’s dancers, they living the processes of transformation and permanence of their rituals and body movements (dancing, singing and drumming). To do this, initially, will be shown the structure of the Feast of the João Vaz, its relations with Congada Party of Catalan (GO), and main ceremonies, enabling the perception of the cycle of the Feaste, from the participation of Terno de Congo Verde e Preto. Then we will discuss about the contact’s points between the processes of urbanization and modernity and the ceremonies of the Feast of João Vaz that have presented to “congadeiros” the necessity of modifications and new meanings in their rituals, as the demands of urban life. So understand that, the same time that the life settings in the city point to the formation of an individualistic and apathetic subjectivit based on monetary values it was observed as the existence of manifestations of popular culture as the Congada between others present in regions considered marginalized comunities that they went occupied by people with limited financial resources who value sociability, solidarity coexistence affection and friendship. Finally, we will discuss about how the dancers of Terno de Congo Verde e Preto are living the changes and continuities in the configuration of body movements and rituals they perform, in view of the embodiment of knowledge that are manifested in dancing, singing and drumming, as basic features make up the african-Brazilian performances. The survey conducted the understanding of the interrelationships between the material sphere of existence and spiritual or symbolic sphere that operated in the manifestations of popular culture. This being one of the aspects that allow the observation of their movements and transformations and the realization that the knowledge of Congada that are sedimented in Congadeiro(congo dancer) body in built-in memory, the formation of a habitus, which manifests in festive ceremonies and celebration rituals.
CARVALHO, Cleber de Sousa. Tradições em movimento no Terno de Congo Verde e Preto. 2016. 2013 f. Dissertação (Mestrado em Performance Cultural) - Universidade Federal de Goiás, Goiânia, 2016.