Activism, Authority, and Aesthetics: Finding the Popular in Academies of Música Popular
IASPM Journal (2015) Vol. 5, No. 1, pp. 36-53

"Música popular" in Spanish comprises an overlapping but distinct category from its English language cognate popular music. Latin American scholars and musicians alike recognize the category as fundamentally linked to subaltern or counterhegemonic subjectivities, and música popular occupies a complex ...