Flamenco, Regionalism and Musical Heritage in Southern Spain by Matthew Machin-Autenrieth

By Matthew Machin-Autenrieth

Flamenco, Regionalism and Musical history in Southern Spain explores the connection among neighborhood identification politics and flamenco in Andalusia, the southernmost independent neighborhood of Spain.

In contemporary years, the Andalusian executive has launched into an bold undertaking aimed toward constructing flamenco as an emblem of local id. In 2010, flamenco used to be acknowledged as an Intangible Cultural historical past of Humanity by means of UNESCO, a assertion that has reinvigorated institutional aid for the culture. The publication attracts upon ethnomusicology, political geography and background reports to examine the regionalisation of flamenco in the body of Spanish politics, whereas contemplating responses between Andalusians to those institutional measures.

Drawing upon ethnographic study carried out on-line and in Andalusia, the e-book examines significantly the institutional improvement of flamenco, difficult a hard and fast studying of the connection among flamenco and regionalism. The ebook deals replacement readings of regionalism, exploring the ways that competing localisms and disputed identities give a contribution to a clean realizing of the flamenco culture. Matthew Machin-Autenrieth makes an important contribution to flamenco scholarship specifically and to the learn of tune, regionalism and history in general.

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