In this work we analyze some concepts that were expressed through the lyrics of the Blues Classic Female songs that show how this musical and cultural movement also functioned as a tool of political and social participation. To do this, we first reconstruct the main characteristics of the slave system and the place that women of color occupied in it and then, describe the changes that occurred after the elimination of the slave system.
Second, from three main axes, we analyze the discourse expressed by these women through their songs. The first axis has to do with the mentions of monogamous and heterosexual marriage. The second refers to the possibility of freely expressing their sexual desires and, thirdly, the externalization of their individual experiences on gender violence and mistreatment by their husbands, transforming them into collectives.
[marron]Keywords:[/marron] Female Classic Blues | women of color | emancipation | discourse