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

Quintero, Michael Birenbaum, author.
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2019.
Currents in Latin American & Iberian music.
Oxford scholarship online.
Currents in Latin American & Iberian music
Oxford scholarship online
1 online resource : illustrations (black and white), map (black and white).
Folk music -- Colombia -- History and criticism.
Blacks -- Colombia -- Music -- History and criticism.
Blacks -- Colombia -- Social conditions.
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.
Previously issued in print: 2019.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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