Musical Migrations: Transnationalism and Cultural Hybridity in Latin/o America, Volume I / Edition 1

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The transcultural impact of Latin American musical forms in the United States calls for a deeper understanding of the shifting cultural meanings of music. Musical Migrations examines the tensions between the value of Latin popular music as a metaphor for national identity and its transnational meanings as it traverses national borders, geocultural spaces, audiences, and historical periods. The anthology addresses the role of popular music in Caribbean diasporas in the US and Europe; the trans-Caribbean identities of Salsa and reggae; the racial, cultural, and ethnic hybridity in rock across the Americas; and the tensions between tradition and modernity in Peruvian indigenous music, mariachi music in the United States, and Trinidadian music.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

“Musical Migrations maps the amazing mobility and incredible dynamism of today's "Latin" music. This whirlwind tour of the dynamic, fast changing, and increasingly eclectic musical fusions of the American hemisphere demonstrates that the same processes that so often produce conflict can also generate unprecedented new forms of cultural creativity, cooperation, and coalescence.”
- George Lipsitz, author of Dangerous Crossroads

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781403960009
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 1/4/2003
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.62 (d)

Meet the Author

Frances R. Aparicio is Professor and Director of the Latin American and Latino Studies Program at the University of Illinois, Chicago.

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Table of Contents

Part I: Caribbean Transnationalisms
• Amalgamating Musics: Popular Music and Cultural Hybridity in the Americas - Deborah Pacini-Hernández
• “La Cuba de Ayer/La Cuba de Hoy”: The Politics of Music in the Cuban-American Community - Gema R. Guevara
• “Con Sabor a Puerto Rico”: The Reception and Influence of Puerto Rican Salsa in Venezuela - Marisol Berríos-Miranda
• “Le Français dans la Rue”: Caribbean Music, Language, and the African Diaspora - James A. Winders
• Popular Music and Culture in Puerto Rico: Jamaican and Rap Music as Cross-Cultural Symbols - Jorge L. Giovannetti
• Mambo Kings to West African Textiles: A Synesthetic Approach to Black Atlantic Aesthetics - Paul Austerlitz
Part II: Cultural Hybridity in the Americas
• Musical Frontiers in Martín Fierro - Bridget M. Morgan
• José María Arguedas’s Representation of la Danza de las Tijeras : A Contribution to the Formation of Andean Culture - Juan Zevallos-Aguilar; translated by María Elena Cepeda
• Tradition, Modernity, and Artistic Agency in Trinidad’s Panorama Steelband Competition - Shannon Dudley
• El Mariachi: Musical Repertoire as Sociocultural Investment - Cándida F. Jáquez
• Raza con Jazz, Rock con Raza: Latinos/as and Post-World War II Popular American Music - Anthony Macías
• Rock’n’Roll in Peru’s Popular Quarters: Cultural Identity, Hybridity, and Transculturation - Luis A. Ramos-García; translated by María Elena Cepeda

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