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Panpipes & Ponchos – Musical Folklorization and the Rise of the Andean Conjunto Tradition in La Paz, Bolivia - Oxford Scholarship Online
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Panpipes & Ponchos: Musical Folklorization and the Rise of the Andean Conjunto Tradition in La Paz, Bolivia

Fernando Rios

Abstract

Melodious panpipes and kena flutes. The shimmering strums of a charango. Poncho-clad musicians playing “El Cóndor Pasa” at subway stops or street corners while selling their recordings. These sounds and images no doubt come to mind for many “world music” fans when they recall their early encounters with Andean music groups. Termed “Andean conjuntos” in this book and “pan-Andean bands” in other scholarship, four-to-six member ensembles of this type have long formed part of the “world music” circuit of the Global North, and also been present in the music scenes of Latin America’s major cities. I ... More

Keywords: Andean music, Bolivian music, folklorization, Indigenismo, musical nationalism, musical globalization

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780190692278
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190692278.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Fernando Rios, author
Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology, University of Maryland

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