Through the trajectories of seven Argentine musicians of various eras and genres, Matthew Karush analyzes the complex of factors that affected their success domestically and internationally, illuminating the role of the recording industry and of world music along the way and comparing the integration of Argentina's artists individually and collectively into Argentine, Latin American, and foreign markets and publics. As he notes, the musical “journeys” of these individuals were the result of a process of globalization “understood in its most basic sense as an increase in transnational interconnectedness and integration” (p. 3). Argentina's European roots and affinities, juxtaposed with its rich native musical traditions, make the country and its artists a distinctive and rewarding case study for tracing musical tastes, traditions, influence, and impact. One comes away from this book with a deep understanding of how these seven individuals, in diverse ways and at different times, became intermediaries between Argentina...
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Book Review| February 01 2018
Musicians in Transit: Argentina and the Globalization of Popular Music
Musicians in Transit: Argentina and the Globalization of Popular Music. By Karush, Matthew B..
Duke University Press,
2017. , $24.95.
Hispanic American Historical Review (2018) 98 (1): 167–168.
Deborah Jakubs; Musicians in Transit: Argentina and the Globalization of Popular Music. Hispanic American Historical Review 1 February 2018; 98 (1): 167–168. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/00182168-4294852
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