International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

The Sound of Maracá and he Silence of History: Toré as religious self-affirmation of the Xukuru-Kariri people in Palmeira dos Índios- Alagoas state, Brazil
Maria Aparecida Oliveira dos Santos, Ricardo Jose Lima Bezerra

The Toré practice is a cultural identity element of the Xukuru-Kariri people of the Mata da Cafurna in Palmeira dos Índios city, Alagoas-Brazil, a manifestation of the religiosity of an indigenous ethnic group that has been territorialized in this region. However, the Toré experience, just as the natives themselves, suffered and suffers, along the past and the present, resistance and invisibilization, proper to the process of ethnic coloniality suffered by the Xukuru-Kariri in the region by the non-indigenous surrounding society. In this way, the purpose of this text is to characterize and understand the Toré between Xukuru-Kariri this place and the role of this identity and religious manifestation of this ethnic group.We seek, therefore, to understand, through the religious self-assertion that the Toré represents for this ethnic group, ways to overcome discriminatory and deleterious practices typical of the colonialist internal strategies of domination, oppression and conservation.

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