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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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“Todos me llaman El Gringo”

“Todos me llaman El Gringo”

Place, Identity, and Erasure within the New Mexico Hispano Music Scene

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(p.312) 15Todos me llaman El Gringo
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Transnational Encounters
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Lillian Gorman

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199735921.003.0015

This chapter explores the difficult relationship between the ideas of appropriation, dispossession, authenticity, and sincerity behind any trans-ethnic musical borrowing. Through a critique of El Gringo, an Anglo musician who has developed a musical persona through the adoption of Nuevomexicana music, the author problematizes Madrid's notion of “dialectical soundings” suggesting that music and its performance might not only make visible hidden social stories and experiences, but in fact could also work as an active force in some processes of cultural and ethnic erasure.

Keywords:   New Mexico, El Gringo, trans-ethnicity, erasure

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