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