Soundscapes from the Americas : ethnomusicological essays on the power, poetics, and ontology of performance /

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Burlington, VT : Ashgate,, United States, p.1 online resource. (2014)

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(DE-588)4040802-4, (OCoLC)fst01030269, (OCoLC)fst01030444, bisacsh, fast, Genres & Styles, gnd, History and criticism., Latin America, Latin America., Music, Music., Musik, Reference., Social aspects, Social aspects.


Includes bibliographical references and index.Print version record.Cover; Contents; List of Figures; List of Music Examples; Notes on Contributors; Foreword by Richard Bauman; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Part I: Genres, Histories, and Discourses of Power Performed; 1The Teatro Bufo: Cuban Blackface Theater of the Nineteenth Century; 2 La Música Nacional: A Metaphor for Contrasting Views of Ecuadorian National Identity; 3Conserve, Adapt, and Reconverge: Rationalizing a Template in Hawai'i Puerto Rican Musical Performance; Part II: Performing Practice: Style and the Politics of Subjectivity.4Transformation in Communion: Toward an Aesthetic of Improvisation5 Feminine Flowers among the Thistles: Gendered Boundaries of Performance in Chilean Canto a lo poeta; Part III: Situated Events and Performance Politics: Fiesta, Festival, Stage, and Street; 6The Way of Sorrows: Performance, Experience, and the Moral Society in Northern Ecuador; 7 Performing Indigeneity: Poetics and Politics of Music Festivals in Highland Bolivia; References; Index.Dedicated to the late Gerard Béhague, this anthology offers perspectives on the evolving legacy of performance ethnography in socio-musical analysis and reflects the heritage but also contemporary trajectories of Béhague's scholarly concerns. Prefaced by an essay outlining key developments in the ethnography of performance paradigm, the volume's seven case studies portray snapshots of musical life in representative communities of the Americas, including the southwestern and Pacific United States, Puerto Rico, Bolivia, Chile, Cuba, and Ecuador. These studies pose anthropological inquiries into.