Afro-Venezuelans



ETHNOYMNS: Afro-Venezolanos, Criollos, Morenos, Mulattos, Negros, Pardos (historically important), Zambos


Kinship

Kinship Groups and Descent. Kinship is reckoned along the same lines as in the rest of Venezuela (i.e., bilateral, with relatives figured through consanguinity and affinity). Compadrazgo, the establishment of godparents (ritual coparents) at the birth and baptism of children, is important to Afro-Venezuelan social organization, providing a vehicle for child-care arrangements and interfamilial cooperation.


Bibliography

Acosta Saignes, Miguel (1967). Vida de los esclavos negros en Venezuela. Caracas: Hesperides Editiones.


Aretz, Isabel (1967). Instrumentos musicales de Venezuela. Cumana: Universidad de Oriente.


Brandt, Max Hans (1978). "An Ethnomusicological Study of Three Afro-Venezuelan Drum Ensembles of Barlovento." Ph.D. dissertation, Queens University (Belfast).


Brito Figueroa, Federico (1973). El problema tierra y esclavos en la historia de Venezuela. Caracas: Universidad Central de Venezuela.


Chacón, Alfredo (1979). Curiepe: Ensayo sobre la realización del sentido en la actividad magico-religiosa de un pueblo venezolano. Caracas: Universidad Central de Venezuela.


Chacón, Alfredo (1983). Poblaciones y culturas negras de Venezuela. Caracas: Biblioteca Nacional.


García, Jesús (1990). Africa en Venezuela: Pieza de indias. Caracas: Cuadernos Lagoven.


Guerra Cedeño, Franklin (1984). Esclavos negros, cimarroneras y cumbes de Barlovento. Caracas: Cuadernos Lagoven.


Guss, David (1993). "The Selling of San Juan: The Performance of History in an Afro-Venezuelan Community." American Ethnologist 20:451-473.

Guss, David (forthcoming). The Festive State: Race, Ethnicity, and Nationalism as Cultural Performance.


Liscano, Juan (1950). Folklor y cultura. Caracas: Nuestra Tierra.


Rout, Leslie (1976). The African Experience in Latin America, 1502 to the Present Day. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.


Sojo, Juan Pablo (1986). Estudios del folklore venezolano. Los Teques: Biblioteca de Autores y Temas Mirandinos.


Wright, Winthrop (1990). Cafe con leche: Race, Class, and National Image in Venezuela. Austin: University of Texas Press.


DAVID M. GUSS AND LISE WAXER

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