The invention of Latin American music : a transnational history /

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New York, NY : Oxford University Press,, United States, p.1 online resource. (2020)

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(OCoLC)fst01030414, (OCoLC)fst01030444, (OCoLC)fst01093204, 20th century., fast, Latin America, Latin America., Music, Political aspects, Political aspects., Regionalism, Regionalism., Social aspects, Social aspects.


Includes bibliographical references and index.Introduction : Music is Latin American history -- A continental patchwork -- Transnational networks -- State musical populisms -- The transnational formation of Latin American musicology -- Latin/Pan American music -- Music and regionalism since the 1950s -- Epilogue : A century of Latin American Music."This book reconstructs the transnational history of the category "Latin American music" during the first half of the 20th century, from a longer perspective that begins in the 19th century and extends the narrative until the present. It analyzes intellectual, commercial, state, musicological and diplomatic actors that created and elaborated this category. It shows music as a key field for the dissemination of a cultural idea of Latin America in the 1930s. It studies multiple music-related actors, such as intellectuals, musicologists, policy-makers, popular artists, radio operators, and diplomats in Argentina, Mexico, Brazil, the United States, and different parts of Europe. It proposes a regionalist approach to Latin American and global history, by showing individual nations as both agents and result of transnational forces-imperial, economic, and ideological. It argues that Latin America is the sedimentation of over two centuries of regionalist projects, and studies the place of music regionalism in that history"--Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on May 07, 2020).