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Transnational EncountersMusic and Performance at the U.S.-Mexico Border$
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Alejandro L. Madrid

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780199735921

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199735921.001.0001

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New Mexico and ‘Manitos at the Borderlands of Popular Music in Greater Mexico

New Mexico and ‘Manitos at the Borderlands of Popular Music in Greater Mexico

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Transnational Encounters

Brenda M. Romero

Oxford University Press

In this chapter the author guides the reader through a journey through the complex ways in which music has facilitated the consolidation of a ‘Manito identity within the ethnically contested discourses of belonging that have been historically developed by Nuevomexicanos to negotiate their heritage at the margins of the American nation. Such ‘Manito identity takes language and its expression through song as a space where cultural, ethnic, regional, and transnational alliances are possible

Keywords:   New Mexico, manitos, identity

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