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The following study of AfroReggae and Grupo Cultural Afro Reggae (GCAR) calls attention to Brazilian presence and community organizing in the field of Hip Hop studies with a long memory framework: placing AfroReggae and GCAR in a long history of Africana resistance through music in Latin America. !990s GCAR group arises when reggae and Hip Hop music had become new global forms of solidarity among urban marginalized youths worldwide, making use of old and new strategies of social healing (Fernandes 2011). A close look at lyrics from the Hip Hop fusion band and the associated nonprofit organization shape the concepts of performance movement and re-membering in the flesh, to support further studies on resilience through performance in the African diaspora. Like most Hip Hop and reggae music, the band and the organization choreograph what I call a performance movement of resistance against politics of genocide, and a movement that is both therapeutic and rooted in a tradition of resistance.


This work was originally published in " La Verdad: An International Dialogue on Hip Hop Latinidades," edited by Melissa Castillo-Garsow and Jason Nichols and published by Ohio University Press.



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