Notes about the City of Rio De Janeiro:Scrolling Maps and Musical Scores

Friday, 20 July 2018: 09:02
Oral Presentation
Ana Carolina OLIVEIRA, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Brazil
This research intends to analyze and also compare the discourses produced by touristic cartography and samba music about the city of Rio de Janeiro since the beginning of the 20th century. 7 different maps of the city, printed between 1914 and 2016, were selected to pinpoint differences, from a chronological perspective, in the aforementioned discourses

In parallel, I analyze contemporary samba songs in the light of the previously mentioned maps. Such an analysis provides us the means to confront the discourses produced, both in samba lyrics and cartography, with the urban transformations the city has undergone

The theoretical framework chosen for this paper surpasses the discussions on samba music, cartography, tourism, territory, quotidian and heritage. Cartography, in this case, is used not only as a source of information but also as an analytical tool. The result of such an approach are eight maps that spacialize and compare the distribution of references made by touristic maps and samba lyrics about the urban tapestry.

I discuss the lack of representation of the inhabitants quotidian in the touristic maps. In addition, I point out, from a chronological standpoint, how the changes occurred in Rio de Janeiro are directly related to the shift of places of interest in the city and to the history of samba music.