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Música Tejana: The Cultural Economy of Artistic Transformation

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Texas-Mexican music, or música tejana, is not one single music but several musical and musico-literary genres, ensembles, and their styles, encompassing the corrido, canción, and what author Manuel Peña calls the canción-corrido. Música tejana also includes two major regional ensembles and their styles—the conjunto and the Texas-Mexican version of the orquesta. A more rece ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published April 1st 1999 by Texas A&M University Press
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Feb 07, 2010 Starbubbles rated it liked it
really really dense, but covers a ton! totally bias againt white people, apparently they are the bane of culture. everything they touch turns into being about the money, apparently. i don't think it was exactly a fair assement, but i understood where it stemmed from. still considered to have the last word in regard to tejana musica. intresting topic, equally interesting how everything was related back to the music. economy changes, music changes, racism rises, music changes, civil rights demande ...more
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Jun 06, 2013 Jonathan Leal rated it really liked it
Peña situates his survey of música tejana--from the early days of corridistas to the lasting fame of the late Selena--in the context of a larger discussion about capitalism, politics, nationalism, cultural citizenship, and musical expression.
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