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Dona Ivone Lara’s Sorriso Negro

Mila Burns

Mila Burns is a Brazilian journalist, anthropologist, and historian. She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Latin American and Latino Studies at Lehman College (City University of New York). She is the author of Nasci para Sonhar e Cantar: Dona Ivone Lara, a Mulher no Samba and a reporter and anchor at TV Globo. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

33 1/3 Books

...More than simply a paragon of Brazilian samba, Dona (Lady) Ivone Lara’s 1981 Sorriso Negro (translated to Black Smile) is an album deeply embedded in the political and social tensions of its time. Released less than four years after...