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Gustavo Souza Marques



Gustavo Souza Marques (Postdoctoral Fellow) also known by his stage names Gusmão and Gusashi, is an ethnomusicologist, drummer and beatmaker who studied Duelo de MCs - the biggest street hip-hop battle to happen in Brazil - in his masters with an unique ethnographic work as a scholar and rapper. In his PhD, Dr. Marques studied the musical work of Tyler, The Creator; Grammy awarded African American rapper, music producer and entrepreneur. Marques connected the racial and gender issues present in the musical work of Tyler, The Creator with the postcolonial scholarly work of Frantz Fanon and bell hooks. The audio-visual analysis of Tyler's performances was quite important as well in his PhD in which sound and media studies played a relevant role on it. Now Marques is a Postdoctoral Fellow with the CIPHER Hip Hop Interpellation project in which he researches Latin American and Caribbean hip-hop with a growing interest in the intersections between ecomusicology, magic realism, transmodernism and Latin American hip-hop. 


Department of Music

Roinn an Cheoil

T23 HF50