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1.The History of Carnival
2.Brazil Socio-Economic Conditions
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The carnival temporality flattens the socio-economic differences. It reduces the stresses of social differences and decreases tension, worry, and anxiety from economic disparity in Brazil.
1.The History of Carnival:
The history of Carnival dates back to 1723 when Portuguese immigrants from Açores, Madeira and Cabo Verde introducing the Entrudo. In the streets people threw buckets of water, mud, and food. During the 1800s there were more organized parades. However, from the beginning the purpose of Carnival was to release tensions (e). During 1840s, masquerade carnival balls set to polkas and waltzes were used. Towards the end of 1800s the carnival became a place where costumes were worn and the parade was accompanied by musicians. In the past the Carnival has been used to express dissatisfaction with political leadership. The Samba would be used for satire and mockery of the government. With the abolition of slavery in 1888 the Afro-Brazilians, brought with them their music, song, and dance to the Carnival. From a different perspective the Carnival was a result of a cultural clash between the Portuguese and Africans(b). The whites brought the festival from Europe and the blacks had their rhythms, and dance. A tradition was created to go once a year onto the streets to have a party. This led to a merger of musical and dance styles.
In 1917 the samba became an important part of the Rio Carnival. In 1928 the Samba School was formed in Mangueira. The samba parade become so popular that the organizers set a time limit for each performing group in 1971. The carnival was held ...
This posting gives you a step-by-step explanation of carnival and the socio-economic conditions of Brazilian society. The response also contains the sources used.