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Musical Renderings of the Philippine Nation
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Musical Renderings of the Philippine Nation

Christi-Anne Castro


This book is a cultural history of the Philippines from 1898 to1998, outlining the role of music in defining nation and the influence of national-level politics on shaping musical expression. The work traces three themes that suffuse the musical articulation of nation and nationalism. The first is a broad concern with modernism as an impulse in the development of Philippine national character in a postcolonial setting and, more specifically, how modernism becomes apparent in music. The second theme is the inescapable condition of hybridity that pervades nationalistic expression as much as it d ... More

Keywords: Philippines, nationalism, music, modernism, hybridity, cultural politics, composers, Bayanihan, Madrigal Singers, People Power

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199746408
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199746408.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Christi-Anne Castro, author
University of Michigan
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