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Author Quintero, Michael Birenbaum, author.

Title Rites, rights and rhythms : a genealogy of musical meaning in Colombia's black Pacific / Michael Birenbaum Quintero.

Published New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2019.


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Physical description 1 online resource : illustrations (black and white), map (black and white).
Series Currents in Latin American & Iberian music
Oxford scholarship online
Currents in Latin American & Iberian music.
Oxford scholarship online.
Notes Previously issued in print: 2019.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary Colombia has the largest black population in the Spanish-speaking world, but Afro-Colombians have long remained at the nation's margins. Their recent irruption into the political, social, and cultural spheres is tied to appeals to cultural difference, dramatized by the traditional music of Colombia's majority-black Southern Pacific region, often called currulao. Yet that music remains largely unknown and unstudied despite its complexity, aesthetic appeal, and social importance. 'Rites, Rights & Rhythms' is a book-length academic study of currulao, inquiring into the numerous ways that it has been used: to praise the saints, to grapple with modernization, to dramatize black politics, to demonstrate national heritage, to generate economic development, and to provide social amelioration in a context of war.
Audience Specialized.
Notes Description based on online resource; title from home page (viewed on January 8, 2019).
Subject Folk music -- Colombia -- History and criticism.
Blacks -- Colombia -- Music -- History and criticism.
Blacks -- Colombia -- Social conditions.
ISBN 9780190903220 (ebook) : No price