Blues: a música do gueto como elemento cultural no ensino de história

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Universidade Federal de Goiás


The purpose of this research is to observe how Blues is part of a culture that allows circularity of knowledge and practices that are appropriate and reworked at certain moments in history. In this sense, just like the blues, which is a song by those on the sidelines, today the funk, rap are also. The idea is to observe how these different musical styles come from below and project as culture and reach the school environment and can be used as sources and methods of teaching. The main focus of the work in proposing a teaching practice is to establish the bridge between blues and contemporary young music. For blues is the starting point for protest music and, in a direct or indirect way, it is the forerunner of the rhythms present in the imaginary and in the daily life of the young, mainly of the inhabitants of the peripheries. I used several types of sources to perform the research. From journalistic articles, films, documentaries and comics. At the same time, I will also mention poetry, philosophy, music and plastic arts. This dissertation will be divided into three chapters. In the first part, we will discuss the blues trajectory by making a brief introduction with the factors that marked its origin, from the music played on the The second chapter will present a panorama portraying the legacy of the Blues, emphasizing its importance as a precursor of music performed by musicians belonging to the exploited and marginalized classes of society, showing how the theme of the blues has expanded, generating new musical languages. The third chapter presents a proposal to make possible the practice of a teaching in which the theme and the historical elements that constitute the blues are used. The objective is to transmit to the students information that allows them to construct a perception in which they visualize connections between this primitive music originated in Africa with styles present in the musical and cultural scenario of the present time.



Blues, Cultura, Ensino de História, Culture, History teaching, Blues


SANTOS JÚNIOR, R. G. Blues: a música do gueto como elemento cultural no ensino de história. 2019. 183 f. Dissertação (Mestrado em História) - Universidade Federal de Goiás, Catalão, 2019.