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Gerard H. Behague
University of Texas, Austin (Austin, TX 78712-0100)

Music in Latin American Society: Past and Present

"Latin America" is here understood to include not only Central and South American cultures but also Hispanic American cultures in the U.S. Seminar is addressed to musicologists and ethnomusicologists, and to Latin Americanists in literature and history. The relationship of folk and popular music to the art-music tradition of a given country will be a primary concern of the seminar. Special attention will be given to Mexico, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Peru, Chile, Brazil and Argentina. Discussions will focus on the Indian-Hispanic and Afro-Latin American oral musical traditions of selected communities, the Iberian heritage of colonial music and what constitutes Latin American Musical character.

Project fields:
Latin American Studies; Music History and Criticism

Seminars for College Teachers

Education Programs

Total amounts:
$42,217 (approved)
$42,217 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/1978 – 9/30/1978