chapter  10
Songs of Olodum : Ethnic i ty , Activism, and Art in aGlobalized
ByPiers Armstrong
Pages 15

The rapid development of the Carnival industry has generated a series of contradictions for the Afro-Brazilian community in Salvador, Bahia. In economic terms, extreme marginalization contrasts with unprecedented communitarian and individual opportunity.1 In terms of social and ethnic status, stigmatization through racism contrasts with a prestigious valorization of aesthetic expressions.2