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By Gabriela Vargas-Cetina

ISBN-10: 081731962X

ISBN-13: 9780817319625

An exploration into the historical past and perform of trova, a style of song that's the soul of Yucatán.


Yucatecan trova is a song style comprising one of those romantic track that's thought of “the soul of Yucatán and Yucatecans.” the 1st ebook on Yucatecan trova, bargains an insider’s view of the heritage and perform of a precious cultural history. A imperative subject matter of Gabriela Vargas-Cetina’s ethnography is what she refers to because the “beautiful politics of tune” practiced by way of Yucatecan trova consumers and businesses, that is a manner of saying the significance of teams and concerns via nonconfrontational means.


Trova emerged at the peninsula on the finish of the 19th century and is still a part of the overall city soundscape within the states of Yucatán and Campeche. till the Twenties, this song used to be little recognized open air Yucatán and have become absorbed into the bigger Latin American Bolero style, making it tricky to understand its specialty and relation to existence in Yucatán.


Vargas-Cetina, a local Yucatecan and trova musician, bargains ethnographic perception into the neighborhood song scene. With relatives connections, she embedded herself as a trovadora, and her fieldwork—singing, taking part in the guitar in a trova team, and largely discovering the style and conversing with fellow lovers and experts—ensued. Trova, like different kinds of artworks, is the results of collaboration and social milieu. She describes the committed trova golf equipment, cultural associations, the Yucatecan economic system of agricultural exports, and identification politics that helped the song take place and feature maintained it today.


Positioned within the higher context of the track of Mexico and Latin American and interesting with theories of modernity and cosmopolitanism, experimental ethnography, and the anthropology of organisations, Beautiful Politics of Music involves rigorous scholarship. it's also a hot tribute to performers who and songs that experience encouraged many of us all over the world for greater than centuries.

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