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By George Reid Andrews

Uruguay isn't conventionally regarded as a part of the African diaspora, but through the interval of Spanish colonial rule, millions of enslaved Africans arrived within the nation. Afro-Uruguayans performed vital roles in Uruguay's nationwide existence, developing the second-largest black press in Latin the USA, a racially outlined political occasion, and various social and civic agencies.

Afro-Uruguayans have been additionally crucial members within the construction of Uruguayan pop culture and the country's relevant musical kinds, tango and candombe. Candombe, a mode of African-inflected song, is without doubt one of the defining beneficial properties of the nation's tradition, embraced both by means of white and black voters.

In Blackness within the White Nation, George Reid Andrews bargains a entire historical past of Afro-Uruguayans from the colonial interval to the current. displaying how social and political mobilization is intertwined with candombe, he strains the advance of Afro-Uruguayan racial discourse and argues that candombe's evolution as a vital a part of the nation's tradition has no longer essentially helped the reason for racial equality. Incorporating full of life descriptions of his personal stories as a member of a candombe drumming and function crew, Andrews constantly connects the struggles of Afro-Uruguayans to the wider problems with race, tradition, gender, and politics all through Latin the United States and the African diaspora generally.

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