Montero Diaz, F (2018) Turning Things Around? From White Fusion Stars with Andean Flavour ro Andean Fusion Stars with White Appeal. Popular Music, 37 (3). ISSN 0261-1430

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Popular fusion music in Peru’s capital Lima has in recent years grown to a representative genre challenging existing segregation of Limeño society through interethnic and interclass interaction. Focusing on three case studies of Peruvian fusionists performing for the white upper classes, this article documents a shift in racialised notions of Andeanness and marginality among the white upper classes from 1960 to 2014 linking the changes in perception to the political and social context of those years. It examines the trajectories of Miki González – an older white fusion star who hires Andean musicians, La Sarita – an intercultural Andean rock band striving to balance the urban and the Andean, and Magaly Solier – a young Andean campesina (‘peasant’) actress and singer who hires white musicians. These case studies demonstrate how fusion music interactions contribute to re-shape traditional cultural imaginaries, challenge racism, and project images of empowerment onto 21st century Andeans.

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Subjects: M Music and Books on Music > M Music
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Humanities
Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 03 Jul 2018 15:49
Last Modified: 08 Oct 2018 12:59

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