Music, Territory and Cultural Métissage

Thursday, 19 July 2018: 08:30-10:20
RC37 Sociology of Arts (host committee)

Language: Spanish, French and English

In the context of the contemporary international migration, social sciences and musicology have proposed a new interest in the study of processes of cultural métissage promoted by musical practices. These processes can be studied from diverse perspectives, and they are a productive topic for contemporary debates in sociology of arts such as the features of art worlds; artistic trajectories; professionalization and institutionalisation of arts; and representation of cultural imaginaries. Indeed, it is possible to find key contributions in research on artistic mobility, the trajectories of migrant musicians and the impact of the diasporic experience in music production. Additionally, it is relevant to highlight the formation of transnational music circuits in festivals and spaces for social encounters in where musicians from diverse provenance establish innovative forms of cooperation. In some cases, these transnational music circuits promote the production of new music genres in where the métissage component is claimed as a key mark for creative processes. Finally, this session will debate the role of imaginaries and representations performed in migrant music and artists in relation to processes of exoticism and the claims of an ideal of authenticity. In sum, this session will contribute to the debate about hybridisation and transculturation processes performed by transnational music scenes in the era of cultural globalisation.
Session Organizers:
Marisol FACUSE, University of Chile, Chile and Ignacio RIVERA VOLOSKY, Goldsmiths, University of London, United Kingdom
Oral Presentations
Distributed Papers
Sociology of Arts
Ana Judite MEDEIROS, Rio Grande do Norte Federal University, Brazil; Maria Lucia ALVES, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil
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