Music and the identification process of the young blacks in Portugal
Sociologia, Problemas e Prátcas, CIES, nº 36, sep. 2001 


Looking at the issue from a theoretical point of view, this article seeks to provide evidence of the correlations between the particularities of the musical choices made by young black Portuguese and their construction of a discourse about their notion of identity. This correlation requires a sociological analysis that employs concepts such as performance and narrative. On the one hand it reveals the aesthetic and ongoing, incomplete nature of the identification process; on the other it reflects a change of perspective in relation to the references that second-generation immigrants validate and appropriate in order to consolidate an identity which is no longer dual or Luso-African, but has definitively taken on a multiple character.

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