Inka Llajta: a case study of a music group from Cochabamba, Bolivia

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The aims of this paper are to present a case study of a music group which was carried out during a fieldwork in the year 1991 in Bolivia and to make some reflections about the group. The main theoretical contributions are from Raymond Williams and Alberto Melucci.

Music groups and musicians working since the 1960s in Bolivia with folk music and folklore can be seen as groups in search for a new cultural identity. During this period of time what I claim in Williams' terms to be an 'emergent culture', folk music in towns and cities, has also developed into an urban social movement. The musicians want to protect their own music and culture, the Andean music tradition, from the Western music that is disseminated through the modern media.

I will show in the paper some aspects of the 'emergent music culture' through the study of one such music group, Inka Llajta. The group is regionally well-known and their music can be characterised as neofolklore. Their aspirations to work with rural music and reconstruct their identity through their musical activities in the urban context will be described.

Through the I also wish to show how a music group creates new capacities for action and new social meanings in the 1990s.

OriginalspråkEngelska
StatusPublicerad - 1993
Externt publiceradJa
EvenemangNordic Conference on Social Movements in The Third World: Economy, Politics and Culture -
Varaktighet: 1980-jan.-01 → …

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KonferensNordic Conference on Social Movements in The Third World: Economy, Politics and Culture
Period80-01-01 → …

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