Project Summary

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“The Frevo Tradition and Pernambucan Cultural Identity in Recife, Brazil” is an ethnographic project by Dr. Kate Spanos, who has received a postdoctoral Fulbright U.S. Scholar award to study frevo dance and music in Brazil. She is based at the Universidade Federal de Pernambuco in Recife for six months, starting in January 2018. The project is an extension of Kate’s dissertation research, which focused on similar themes in dance, music, and festival on the Caribbean island of Montserrat.

This website blog features observations, photos, audio recordings, videos, and other resources gathered during Kate’s fieldwork in 2018.

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