Music and the Making of Portugal and Spain: Nationalism and Identity Politics in the Iberian Peninsula

edited by Matthew Machin-Autenrieth, Salwa El-Shawan Castelo-Branco and Samuel Llano
contributions by Hugo Castro, Diego García-Peinazo, Ricardo Andrade, Héctor Fouce, Fernán del Val, Josep Martí, Cristina Sánchez-Carretero, Cristina Cruces Roldán, Paulo Ferreira de Castro, Igor Contreras Zubillaga, Vera Marques Alves, Eva Moreda Rodríguez, Leonor Losa and Pedro Moreira
University of Illinois Press, 2023
eISBN: 978-0-252-05485-3, OA eISBN: 9780252055294, Paper: 978-0-252-08744-8, Cloth: 978-0-252-04532-5

How music embodies and contributes to historical and contemporary nationalism

What does music in Portugal and Spain reveal about the relationship between national and regional identity building? How do various actors use music to advance nationalism? How have state and international heritage regimes contributed to nationalist and regionalist projects? In this collection, contributors explore these and other essential questions from a range of interdisciplinary vantage points. The essays pay particular attention to the role played by the state in deciding what music represents Portuguese or Spanish identity. Case studies examine many aspects of the issue, including local recording networks, so-called national style in popular music, and music’s role in both political protest and heritage regimes. Topics include the ways the Salazar and Franco regimes adapted music to align with their ideological agendas; the twenty-first-century impact of UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage program on some of Portugal and Spain's expressive practices; and the tensions that arise between institutions and community in creating and recreating meanings and identity around music.

Contributors: Ricardo Andrade, Vera Marques Alves, Salwa El-Shawan Castelo-Branco, Cristina Sánchez-Carretero, José Hugo Pires Castro, Paulo Ferreira de Castro, Fernán del Val, Héctor Fouce, Diego García-Peinazo, Leonor Losa, Josep Martí, Eva Moreda Rodríguez, Pedro Russo Moreira, Cristina Cruces Roldán, and Igor Contreras Zubillaga

Matthew Machin-Autenrieth is a lecturer in ethnomusicology at the University of Aberdeen. He is author of Flamenco, Regionalism and Musical Heritage in Southern Spain. Salwa el-Shawan Castelo-Branco is a professor emerita at the Nova University of Lisbon, former Director of the Instituto de Etnomusicologia, Centro de Estudos em Música e Dança at the Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal, and former President of the International Council for Traditional Music. She is the co-author of Portugal and Spain: Experiencing Music, Expressing Culture. Samuel Llano is a senior lecturer in Spanish cultural studies at the University of Manchester. He is the author of Whose Spain: Negotiating "Spanish" Music in Paris; and Discordant Notes: Marginality and Social Control in Madrid.

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