Music and Ideological Crisis

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:
Music and Ideological Crisis

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This chapter chronicles how the end of support from Eastern Europe has affected Cuba in material, ideological, and musical terms, noting that economic crisis has actually led to the wider creation of Cuban music at home and abroad. It also examines the musical changes of the 1990s and beyond, providing some background information on the worst years of economic and social crisis, describes the government's responses, and highlights the prominent role of music in the expansion of tourism. Finally, the chapter explains the legalistic reforms affecting the music industry and studies the compositions of some performers who have lived through this period.

Keywords: economic crisis; Cuban music; musical changes; social crisis; expansion of tourism; legalistic reforms; compositions; music industry

Chapter.  10005 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Ethnomusicology

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