Christi-Anne Castro

in Musical Renderings of the Philippine Nation

Published in print March 2011 | ISBN: 9780199746408
Published online May 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199894758 | DOI:

Series: The New Cultural History of Music Series


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This chapter defines terminology for the book, including the broad concepts of music, nation, nationalism, modernism, and hybridity. It then situates these frameworks within the Philippine context, particularly in Metro Manila, the national center of politics where most of the study takes place. The introduction also provides a brief historical background of nationalism in the Philippines during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Keywords: nationalism; modernism; hybridity; rondalla

Chapter.  7617 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Musicology and Music History

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