Articles about Ideology

Letter from the Editor
Soundboard (2016) Vol. 42, No. 1, pp. 3


Of Orchestras, Mythos, and the Idealization of Symphonic Practice: The Orquesta Sinfónica de Venezuela in the (Collateral) History of El Sistema
Latin American Music Review (2015) Vol. 36, No. 1, pp. 68-93

El Sistema defines itself as a "social organism of the Venezuelan State" whose goal is the "collective" instruction of music "through the symphonic orchestra and choir as instruments of social organization and communitarian development." Historical accounts describe a revolutionary phenomenon ...

Un peu de bonheur: Jocelyne Béroard and Her Lyrics about Love
Latin American Music Review (2015) Vol. 36, No. 1, pp. 94-115

Jocelyne Béroard, member of Kassav', is the first professional woman zouk singer from Martinique to compose and sing her own songs. For more than thirty years, she has expressed her thoughts about various notions of love that affect French Caribbean ...

"We are not a Female Band, We are a BAND!": Female Performance as a Model of Gender Transgression in Serbian Popular Music
Muzikologija (2015) , No. 19, pp. 135-156

Instrumental performance, leadership, and authorship by women in music has historically been subjected to various repressive regimes, while many of the prejudices and restrictions regarding female musicking can still be discerned in contemporary popular music practices in Serbia. These mechanisms ...

Searching for a Cultural Home: Asian American Youth in the EDM Festival Scene
Dancecult (2015) Vol. 7, No. 1, pp. 15-34

This article investigates the recent proliferation of Asian American participants in Electronic Dance Music (EDM) festivals with a particular focus on those organized by Insomniac Events in Southern California. As Insomniac's events aim to propagate an ethos of PLUR-Peace, Love, ...

Discovering America: From Paul Bunyan to Peter Grimes
Cambridge Opera Journal (2015) Vol. 27, No. 2, pp. 129-153

Britten and Auden's 'choral operetta' Paul Bunyan, written in New York in 1939-41, has often been seen as out of touch with its American context and as an anomalous precursor to the triumphant Peter Grimes (1945). A closer look, however, ...

¿Una nueva y gloriosa nación? Retórica y subjetividad en la Marcha patriótica rioplatense de 1813
Latin American Music Review (2015) Vol. 36, No. 1, pp. 1-39

Parera and López's 1813 Patriotic March (present-day Argentine national anthem) did not represent a yet-to-be-produced nationality but constructed it. The March passed along Enlightenment ideals cherished by certain 1810 revolutionaries while also establishing value distinctions between Patriots and Royalists, and ...