By Rebecca M. Bodenheimer
Derived from the nationalist writings of Jos� Mart�, the idea that of Cubanidad (Cubanness) has regularly imagined a unified hybrid kingdom the place racial distinction is nonexistent and nationality trumps all different axes identities. students have critiqued this social gathering of racial blend, highlighting a niche among the declare of racial concord and the realities of inequality confronted via Afro-Cubans in view that independence in 1898. during this e-book, Rebecca M. Bodenheimer argues that it's not in basic terms the popularity of racial distinction that threatens to divide the country, yet that renowned neighborhood sentiment extra contests the hegemonic nationwide discourse. on condition that the track is a widespread image of Cubanidad, musical practices play a tremendous position in developing neighborhood, neighborhood, and nationwide identities.
This publication means that neighborhood id exerts an important impact at the aesthetic offerings made by way of Cuban musicians. in the course of the exam of numerous genres, Bodenheimer explores a number of the ways in which race and position are entangled in modern Cuban tune. She argues that racialized notions which stream approximately assorted towns have an effect on either the formation of neighborhood identification and musical functionality. hence, the musical practices mentioned within the book�including rumba, timba, jap Cuban folklore, and son�are examples of the intersections among nearby id formation, racialized notions of position, and music-making.
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Geographies of Cubanidad: Place, Race, and Musical Performance in Contemporary Cuba (Caribbean Studies Series) by Rebecca M. Bodenheimer