Consolidating a National Present

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

 Consolidating a National Present

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This chapter illustrates the institutionalization of culture and the display of modernism under the Marcos dictatorship through the creation of the Cultural Center of the Philippines in the late 1960s and into the 1970s. There is a particular focus on the role of Imelda Marcos in defining national culture through patronage.

Keywords: Cultural Center; institution; institutionalization; Imelda Marcos; Ferdinand Marcos; martial law

Chapter.  13637 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Musicology and Music History

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