U.S.-Colombian Popular Music and Identity: Acknowledging the Transnational in the National
This chapter suggests that the ongoing shifts within Colombian popular music echo those of contemporary (U.S.-)Colombian society and its ongoing internal struggles with respect to the politics of ethnoracial identity, gender, and transnational migration. The artistic and media trajectories of Latin(o) American artists such as Shakira, Carlos Vives, and Andrea Echeverri reflect the divergent, though inextricably linked, processes underlying the development of an expanded understanding of Colombian identity both within the nation's geophysical borders and among its U.S.-based diaspora. The chapter also considers the Colombian government's burgeoning interest in the instrumentalization of (U.S.-)Colombian identity and the lack of scholarship in “commercial” Latin(o) popular music, which in turn negatively impacts our collective understanding of all Latino popular music and cultural expression.
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