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Author Wong, Ketty.

Title Whose National Music? : Identity, Mestizaje, and Migration in Ecuador
Published Philadelphia PA : Temple University Press, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (272 pages)
Series Studies in Latin American and Caribbean music
Studies in Latin American and Caribbean music.
Contents The nation in bloom : a search for "Ecuadorianness" -- La música nacional : an anthology of songs -- The pasillo : rise and decline of the national song -- Rocolera music : new urban sounds in the city -- Chichera music : the tropicalization of música nacional -- The tecnocumbia boom in Ecuador : "A letter with my kisses sent with love by internet" -- The translocation of Ecuadorian popular music -- Whose national music?
Summary Musical genres, musical instruments, and even songs can often capture the essence of a country's national character. In Whose National Music, the first book-length study of Ecuadorian popular music, Ketty Wong explores Ecuadorians' views of their national identity in the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries through an examination of the music labels they use. Wong deftly addresses the notion of m & uacute;sica nacional, an umbrella term for Ecuadorian popular songs often defined by the socio-economic, ethnic, racial, and generational background of people discussing the musi
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-245) and index
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Subject Music -- Social aspects -- Ecuador.
National music -- Ecuador -- History and criticism.
Nationalism in music.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1299834019
1439900590 (electronic bk.)
1439900574 (cloth : alk. paper)
9781439900574 (cloth : alk. paper)
9781439900598 (electronic bk.)