The Latin American Songbook in the Twentieth Century: From Folklore to Militancy

The Latin American Songbook in the Twentieth Century: From Folklore to Militancy

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The Latin American Songbook in the Twentieth Century: From Folklore to Militancy takes an unprecedented comparative analysis approach to the complex relationship between popular music and culture, society, and politics in Latin America as it relates to representations of national identity. Tânia da Costa Garcia analyzes archival research in Chile, Brazil and Argentina, which have very similar cultural and political processes. This book is divided into two different parts: the first focuses on how the folk studies movement was legitimized in Chile, Brazil, and Argentina; while the second emphasizes the rich history of how the militant song movement in Spanish America was received, transformed, and transmitted to Brazil in the second half of the twentieth century. This book will be especially useful to scholars of Latin American studies, music studies, cultural studies, and history.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781498571036
Publisher: Lexington Books
Publication date: 08/27/2019
Series: Music, Culture, and Identity in Latin America
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 186
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Tânia da Costa Garcia is professor and researcher of history and social history at Paulista State University.

Table of Contents

Preface: Brief Considerations on Music as the Historian’s Subject of Investigation

Chapter 1: Folklore, Folk Music and the Constitution of a Mixed-Race National Identity

Chapter 2: The Chilean Folk Songbook: From Música Típica to Nueva Canción

Chapter 3: Folklorizing the Popular: A Resistance Operation Against Cultural Globalization in 1950s Brazil

Chapter 4: The Gaucho, Folklore and the Mass Politics of Juan Domingo Perón

Chapter 5: A Single Songbook for all Argentines

Chapter 6: Neither Country nor City: An Imagined Between-Place for the Argentine FolkSong

Chapter 7: Atahualpa Yupanqui: A Dissonant Note in Juan Domingo Perón’s Folk Songbook

Chapter 8: Art and Revolution: a Comparative Study of the Manifesto do Centro Popular de

Cultura (Manifesto of the Popular Center of Culture) and the Manifiesto del Nuevo Cancionero (Manifesto of the New Songbook)

Chapter 9: The Sounds and Meanings of the Latin American Militant Song in Brazil Under Dictatorship Rule (1970)

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