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Re-localized Rap and its Representation of the <i>Hombre digno</i>

Helena Simonett

in Transnational Encounters

Published in print October 2011 | ISBN: 9780199735921
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199918607 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199735921.003.0007
Re-localized Rap and its Representation of the Hombre digno

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This chapter takes the uses of rap in the Yoremensamble project as a way to imagine a contesting globalized Yoreme music by non-Yoreme musicians in Northwestern Mexico. The author explores the frictions between indigenous and mestizo urban communities when it comes to constructing the representation of the marginal through digital technologies that both challenge and exacerbate traditional notions of space and place. Finally, the author argues that the case of the Yoremensamble project show how indigenous people are often the victims of a globalization that appropriates their cultural expressions to actually perform itself.

Keywords: rap; Yoreme; globalization; interethnic friction; tradition

Chapter.  8543 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Ethnomusicology ; American Music

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