Afro-Cuban Folklore in a Raceless Society

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:
Afro-Cuban Folklore in a Raceless Society

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This chapter discusses the biases against genres that Cuba inherited from the colonial period, which may have resulted in moderate support for folkloric performance, highlighting activity during the 1960s where folk musicians flourished, and focusing on Enrique Bonne and Pedro Izquierdo as examples of well-known artists. It then describes the decreasing opportunities for such performances and its revival, suggesting that the public presentation of drumming in formal staged contexts temporarily served as a means of limiting its distribution.

Keywords: folkloric performance; drumming; formal staged contexts; folk musicians; Enrique Bonne; Pedro Izquierdo

Chapter.  10367 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Ethnomusicology

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