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Author Chuse, Loren

Title Cantaoras : Music, Gender and Identity in Flamenco Song
Published Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2013


Description 1 online resource (331 pages)
Series Current Research in Ethnomusicology: Outstanding Dissertations
Current Research in Ethnomusicology: Outstanding Dissertations
Contents Cover; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; List of Illustrations; Acknowledgments; Chapter One Andalusian Journey: An Introduction; Chapter Two Traditional and Innovative Musical Practice in Flamenco; Chapter Three Nineteenth- and Early Twentieth-Century Cantaoras; Chapter Four Social and Political Conditions for Cantaoras in Twentieth-Century Spain; Chapter Five The Cantaora Today; Chapter Six La Herencia: Traditions of Flamenco in Lebrija and Granada; Chapter Seven Women and the Guitarra Flamenca; Chapter Eight The Flamenco Copla: Themes, Archetypes, Stereotypes
Chapter Nine The Social Construction of Flamenco IdentityChapter Ten Identity, Aesthetics, and Emotion; Glossary; References; Index
Summary This book provides an in-depth ethnographic investigation of the greatly underestimated and underappreciated contributions of women singers, the cantaoras, to the creation, transmission and innovation in flamenco song. Situating the study of flamenco in the context of social and political currents that have shaped twentieth-century Spain, and drawing on interviews with the cantaoras themselves, Loren Chuse shows how flamenco is a complex of cultural practices at once musical, physical, verbal and social, involving the expression and negotiation of complex multi-layered identi
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Subject Flamenco music -- History and criticism
Women flamenco musicians.
MUSIC -- Instruction & Study -- Theory.
Flamenco music
Women flamenco musicians
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781135382049