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Introduction Music and the Arts in Socialist Cuba

Robin D. Moore

in Music and Revolution

Published by University of California Press

Published in print April 2006 | ISBN: 9780520247109
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520939462 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520247109.003.0001
Introduction Music and the Arts in Socialist Cuba

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This introductory chapter discusses the prominent role that leaders in state socialist countries typically credit to culture, summarizing the practical issues they face as they try to inspire music making in a more utopian world. It also notes some of the deficiencies they recognize in the music making of non-socialist countries, such as the United States, and also studies the Cuban Revolution and the socialist aesthetic principles, which have influenced the motivations of policy makers. The chapter furthermore considers the importance of culture to the new societies that these construct.

Keywords: Cuban Revolution; socialist aesthetic principles; state socialist countries; music making; non-socialist countries

Chapter.  10001 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Ethnomusicology

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