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Title Transnational encounters : music and performance at the U.S.-Mexico border / edited by Alejandro L. Madrid
Published New York : Oxford University Press, [2011]
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 406 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents Border meanings. Reggae on the border: the possibilities of a Frontera soundscape Luis Alvarez Breaking borders/quebrando fronteras: dancing in the borderscape Sydney Hutchinson Narcocorridos: narratives of a cultural persona and power on the border Mark C. Edberg Nationalisms. Mariachi reimaginings: encounters with technology, aesthetics, and identity Donald Henriques "This is our música, guy!": Tejanos and ethno/regional musical nationalism José E. Limón Indigeneity and Modernity. Re-localized rap and its representation of the hombre digno Helena Simonett Waila as transnational practice Joan Titus Cultural citizenship and rights. Transnational identity, the signing of spirituals, and the performance of blackness among Moscogos Alejandro L. Madrid Transnational cultural constructions: Cumbia music and the making of locality in Monterrey Jesus A. Ramos-Kittrell Patriotic citizenship, the border wall, and the "El Veterano" Conjunto Festival Margaret E. Dorsey and Miguel Díaz-Barriga Trans-border cosmopolitan audiotapes. The Tijuana sound: brass, blues and the border of the 1960s Josh Kun La avanzada regia: Monterrey's alternative music scene and the aesthetics of transnationalism Ignacio Corona Contested identities. New Mexico and 'Manitos at the borderlands of popular music in Greater Mexico Brenda M. Romero "Todos me llaman El Gringo": place, identity, and erasure within the New Mexico Hispano music scene Lillian Gorman Performing locality and gender. From pistol-packing pelado to border crossing mojado: El Piporro and the making of a "Mexican" border space Cathy Ragland Dancing Reggaetón with cowboy boots Ramón H. Rivera-Servera
Summary This text explores the transnational connections that inform the large diversity of musical traditions from the US-Mexico border while keeping an eye on their powerful local significance, in an attempt to redefine notions like 'border, ' 'nation, ' 'migration, ' 'diaspora.'
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Folk music -- Mexican-American Border Region -- History and criticism.
Music -- Social aspects -- Mexican-American Border Region.
Popular music -- Mexican-American Border Region -- History and criticism.
Form Electronic book
Author Madrid, Alejandro L., editor
ISBN 0199876118 (electronic bk.)
9780199876112 (electronic bk.)