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Paperback The Mexican American Orquesta: Music, Culture, and the Dialectic of Conflict Book

ISBN: 0292765878

ISBN13: 9780292765870

The Mexican American Orquesta: Music, Culture, and the Dialectic of Conflict

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The Mexican American orquesta is neither a Mexican nor an American music. Relying on both the Mexican orquesta and the American dance band for repertorial and stylistic cues, it forges a synthesis of the two. The ensemble emerges historically as a powerful artistic vehicle for the expression of what Manuel Pe a calls the "dialectic of conflict." Grounded in ethnic and class conflict, this dialectic compels the orquesta and its upwardly mobile advocates...

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