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Author LinkSimonett, Helena.
Title LinkBanda : Mexican musical life across borders / Helena Simonett.
Imprint Middletown, Conn. : Wesleyan University Press, c2001.
Description xii, 372 p. :  ill. ;  23 cm.
Type of Material Book
Series ( Music/culture )
Series ( Music/culture.)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [342]-353), discography (p. [355]-357), and index.
Contents Contents: A new sound in "nuevo L.A." -- The quebradita dance craze -- Technobanda and the politics of identity -- The sociohistorical roots of banda music -- Music in the center, music on the periphery -- Tradition: sedimentation and innovation -- The transnational dimension of banda music: narco subculture and contemporary influences -- The music of a transnational subculture -- Another sound in nuevo L.A." -- Technobanda’s lasting influence.
Summary Banda music has been perfomed by traditional brass bands in rural northwestern Mexico for more than a century, but in the early 1990s a modernized version, called technobanda, emerged as teh single most popular commercial music in Los Angeles. For tens of thousands of young people technobanda was more than just music and dance, it was part of a lifestyle and a strong identity statement. Helena Simonett offers a richly contextualized musicological and historical analysis of banda that encompasses the music’s roots and its develpment among the Sinaloan rural and urban working classes. Her careful ethnographic inquiry into banda’s contemporary musical practices north and south of the U.S. - Mexico border sheds new light on how expressive culture both generates and reflects intersecting social identities and provides evidence about urban society and the role of commodities in everyday life.--p. [4] of cover.
Subject LinkBanda (Music) -- History and criticism.
LinkPopular music -- Mexico -- Sinaloa (State) -- History and criticism.
LinkPopular music -- California -- Los Angeles -- History and criticism.
LinkSinaloa (Mexico : State) -- Social conditions.
LinkLos Angeles (Calif.) -- Social conditions.

System Number 000678037
ISBN Link0819564303

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