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By Derek Pardue

Musicians rapping in kriolu --a hybrid of Portuguese and West African languages spoken in Cape Verde--have lately emerged from Lisbon's outer edge. They popularize the struggles with identification and belonging between adolescents in a Cape Verdean immigrant group that stocks not just the kriolu language yet its tradition and background. Drawing on fieldwork and archival examine in Portugal and Cape Verde, Derek Pardue introduces Lisbon's kriolu rap scene and its function in hard metropolitan Portuguese identities. Pardue demonstrates that Cape Verde, whereas rather small in the Portuguese diaspora, deals important classes in regards to the politics of expertise and social company inside of a postcolonial context that continues to be poorly understood. As he argues, understanding extra approximately either Cape Verdeans and the Portuguese invitations clearer checks of the connection among the event and regulations of migration. that during flip permits us to higher gauge citizenship as a stability of person success and cultural ascription. Deftly moving from household to public areas and from social media to ethnographic concept, Pardue describes an neglected phenomenon remodeling Portugal, one guaranteed to have parallels in former colonial powers throughout twenty-first-century Europe.

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