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PhD Candidate
Departamento de Comunicação e Arte | Universidade de Aveiro
Campus Universitário de Santiago
3810-193 Aveiro
Portugal
Tel: (+351) 234 370 389 (ext. 23700)

Biography

Eduardo Falcão has a master in History and Heritage at Faculdade de Letras da Universidade do Porto (FLUP) and a degree in History from Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP) in São Paulo, Brazil. He has an associate degree in classical guitar at Escola de Música do Estado de São Paulo (EMESP). His research interests include musical practices and postcolonialism; the invention and representation of tradition. He is particularly interested in exploring the interstices between music, history and the colonial difference. He has worked in UNESCO General History of Africa (Portuguese edition) published in 2010.

 

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Doctoral Project
 
Title
Making memories. The autoethnographic notebooks of Agapito de Miranda, a 20th century Goa song collector
 
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Abstract

This PhD project focuses on the analysis of the unpublished work of the Goan self-taught ethnographer Carmo Gonzaga Miguel Agapito de Miranda (1911-1995) consisting of 8 manuscript volumes. These notebooks sum 5155 pages and contain scores, song lyrics, own compositions and ethnographic notes in Portuguese about Goa's musical practices. From a decolonial epistemological perspective, the project intends to place the work of Agapito de Miranda within the intellectual production about music and, thus, contribute to the historiography of musical practices in Goa. The research problematises what proposal of "Goan musical culture" is implicit in its work. To this end, it seeks to biography Agapito's musical journey to understand how he performed in Goa's musical scene. Due to the repertoire's ethnographic and symbolic importance registered in the manuscripts, the analysis of this document will contribute to a better understanding of the politics of memory in a postcolonial context.