Made in Latin America serves as a comprehensive introduction to the history, sociology, and musicology of contemporary Latin American popular music. Each essay, written by a leading scholar of Latin American music, covers the major figures, styles, and social contexts of popular music in Latin America and provides adequate context so readers understand why the figure or genre under discussion is of lasting significance. The book first presents a general description of the history and background of popular music, followed by essays organized into thematic sections: Theoretical Issues; Transnational Scenes; Local and National Scenes; Class, Identity, and Politics; and Gendered Scenes.
Table of Contents
Series Foreword. Preface. Introduction: Debating Genre, Class and Identity: Popular Music and Music Scenes from the Latin American World Julio Mendívil and Christian Spencer Espinosa PART I: MUSIC SCENES AND HISTORICAL ISSUES 1. The Carpas Shows in Mexico City (1900-1930): An Ethno-Historical Perspective to a Musical Scene Natalia Bieletto Bueno 2. Nineteenth Century Spanish American Salon in the Light Of Music Scenes Juan Francisco Sans PART II: IMAGINARIES, IDENTITY, AND POLITICS 3. Representing Ayacucho: Music, Politics, Commerce and Identity in an Andean Music Scene in Lima Julio Mendívil 4. Imagining Traditions: Performance and Social Imagination in the Urban Cueca Scene in Santiago de Chile (2000–2010) Christian Spencer Espinosa PART III: CUMBIA, CLASS AND NATION 5. "Cumbia, Nena." Cumbia Scene, Gender and Class in Argentina Pablo Alabarces and Malvina Silba 6. The Ecuadorian Popular Music Scene in Quito: Contesting the National Imaginary Ketty Wong 7. Chicha Music, Urban Subalternity and Cultural Identities in Peru: Construction of the Local and Translocal Scene Arturo Quispe Lázaro PART IV: GLOBAL FLOWS 8. Merengue on the Move: Making Music, Place, and Community in the Típico World Sydney Hutchinson 9. The Geopolitics of Queer Tango: From Buenos Aires to a Community of Translocal Practice María Mercedes Liska 10. Otavalan Transnational Music Making: The Andean Music Scene in Japan Michelle Wibbelsman PART V: BEYOND MUSIC SCENES 11. Voice in Fernando Ortiz: Tools for Rethinking the Notion of Scene Ana M. Ochoa Gautier 12 Epilogue: Reconsidering Music Scenes from a Latin American Perspective Julio Mendívil and Christian Spencer Espinosa AFTERWORD 13. "We live in mixture, and are constantly mixing together our musical expressions." A conversation with Susana Baca, Peruvian singer and former Minister of Culture Julio Mendívil and Christian Spencer Espinosa. List of Contributors
Julio Mendívil is Director of the Center for World Music at the University of Hildesheim, Germany.
Christian Spencer Espinosa is an ethnomusicologist, musician and sociologist. He holds a PhD in musicology from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid and Universidad Nova de Lisboa (European Mention).