Coros y danzas : folk music and Spanish nationalism in the early Franco regime (1939-1953) /

Publication Type:



Oxford University Press,, New York, NY, United States, p.x, 202 pages : (2023)

Call Number:


Other Number:



(OCoLC)fst00921587, (OCoLC)fst00928649, (OCoLC)fst01199907, (OCoLC)fst01909911, 20th century., Fascism and music, Fascism and music., Fascism and women, Fascism and women., fast, Folk dancing, Folk music, History, History., Music and diplomacy, Music and diplomacy., Political aspects, Political aspects., Spain


Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-195) and index.Introduction : Exhumations -- Performing Spanish femininity -- Songs and dances of the Raza Española -- Mementos of al-Andalus in Colonial Morocco -- Divide and conquer : The Sección Femenina in the United States, France, and Belgium (1950-53) -- Sorority in the Americas -- Appendix I. Rules of the National Competition of Coros y Danzas -- Appendix II. International tours."This book explores how women of the early Franco regime (1939-53) adapted rural music traditions and Spanish nationalism according to different political circumstances. The Sección Femenina (Women's Section) of the fascist Falange party officially represented the regime's views and policies on female gender roles. Through their Music Department, these women shaped traditional Spanish songs and dances to promote ideas of Catholic morality throughout the nation's culturally diverse regions, helped legitimize colonial involvement in Spain's African territories, and formed political ties with the Allied powers after the Second World War. This book is particularly relevant to readers with interests in 20th-century Spanish history, cultural diplomacy, and the Cold War"--