Samba at Somerville High: Integrating, Validating, and Negotiating Immigrant Identity.

Usenza, Christiana.


  • Abstract: The Somerville High School's World Percussion Ensemble facilitates the integration of immigrant students into the American public school system. Serving predominantly Brazilian students, the class is based on traditional Bloco Afro-style samba music. Deriving from praxial and transcultural music education practices, the class is designed to foster: enjoyment, a sense of belonging and com... read more
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