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Nor-tec Rifa!Electronic Dance Music from Tijuana to the World$
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Alejandro L. Madrid

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780195326376

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326376.001.0001

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Origins Revisited: Myth and Discourse in the Nortec Collective

Origins Revisited: Myth and Discourse in the Nortec Collective

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(p.24) 1 Origins Revisited: Myth and Discourse in the Nortec Collective
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Nor-tec Rifa!
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Alejandro L. Madrid

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326376.003.0002

This chapter traces the history of electronic music in Tijuana in an attempt to understand the Nor-tec myth of origin as a historical contingency that gave meaning to a series of cultural manifestations and artistic pursuits in that city at the end of the 1990s. It shows the individual and collective aspirations implicit in the production and consumption of Nor-tec, and investigates how memory is performed and how imaginaries of tradition and modernity are articulated in Nor-tec's myth of origin.

Keywords:   history, electronic music, Tijuana, Nor-tec, origin, 1990s, myth of origin

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