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Musical ImagiNation – U.S-Colombian Identity and the Latin Music Boom - NYU Press Scholarship Online
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Musical ImagiNation: U.S-Colombian Identity and the Latin Music Boom

Maria Elena Cepeda


Long associated with the pejorative clichés of the drug-trafficking trade and political violence, contemporary Colombia has been unfairly stigmatized. This study of the Miami music industry and Miami's growing Colombian community asserts that popular music provides an alternative common space for imagining and enacting Colombian identity. Using an interdisciplinary analysis of popular media, music, and music video, the book teases out issues of gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, and transnational identity in the Latino/a music industry and among its most renowned rock enespañol, pop, and vall ... More

Keywords: Colombia, Miami music industry, Colombian community, Colombian identity, Latino music industry, Latina music industry, Colombian immigration

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780814716915
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9780814716915.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Maria Elena Cepeda, author