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Title: Music and cultural diversity among Brazilians in Madrid, Spain
Author: Hoskin, Gabril Dan
Awarding Body: Queen's University Belfast
Current Institution: Queen's University Belfast
Date of Award: 2013
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This thesis examines music-making among Brazilian migrants in Madrid, Spain. It explores how cultural diversity is mediated through music and articulated in dialogue with national stereotypes of Brazil harboured by Spaniards. Since the independence of Brazil the country's popular music has been engaged in a unique dialogue with other international styles giving rise, in the early 20th century, to hegemonic notions of Brazil as a hybrid, happy, sensuous country represented by samba. With the country's urbanisation, the rise of new civil movements and the return to democracy in 1985, however, cultural diversity gained unprecedented attention as a wealth of previously under-represented ethnic and regional populations and their accompanying musical styles exploded onto the national scene. Developments in the cultural industry allowed such populations to make claims on national and international musical styles while articulating 'rooted' ;, identities through the manipulation of discourses and practices of 'mixing'. These new configurations have posed a threat to urban, middle class populations who had previously claimed to represent diversity while projecting a ,'civilised' image abroad. As Brazil suffered a series of economic crises in the 1980s, large numbers of middle class Brazilians began to migrate abroad and at the turn of the century, other previously under-represented populations were able to do the same. This has led to an increasingly heterogeneous Brazilian transnational scene where nationalism must be negotiated between them and between 'host' countries for whom hegemonic notions of Brazilian-ness remain. I argue that music-making provides a fundamental tool through which Brazilian immigrants articulate 'rooted' cosmopolitan identities through such negotiations
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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