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University of Houston Series in Mexican American Studies #1: Musica Tejana: The Cultural Economy of Artistic Transformation

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Texas-Mexican music, or musica tejana, is not one single music but several musica and musico-literary genres, ensembles, and their styles, encompassing the corrido, cancion, and what author Manuel Pena calls the cancion-corrido. Musica tejana also includes two major regional ensembles and their styles — the conjunto and the Texas-Mexican version of the orquesta. A more recent crop of synthesizer-driven ensembles and their styles, known since the mid-eighties as "Tejano, " is another representative of musica tejana.<P>Despite their diversity, these ensembles, genres, and styles share two fundamental characteristics: they are all homegrown, and they all speak fundamental social processes shaping Texas-Mexican society. As Pena argues, they represent a transforming cultural economy and its effects on Texas-Mexicans.

About the Author

Manuel Pe&ntilde;a, who received his Ph.D. in ethnomusicology and folklore from the University of Texas, has been a professor of anthropology and music at the University of Texas at Austin and California State University, Fresno. He is the author of The Texas-Mexican Conjunto: History of a Working-Class Music and The Mexican American Orquesta: Music, Culture, and the Dialectic of Conflict.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780890968772
Author:
Pena, Manuel H.
Author:
Peena, Manuel H.
Author:
Pena, Manuel
Publisher:
Texas A&M University Press
Subject:
General
Subject:
Mexican americans
Subject:
World Beat
Subject:
Popular
Subject:
Texas
Subject:
Music, mexican
Subject:
Genres & Styles - Pop Vocal
Subject:
Tejano music - History and criticism
Subject:
Mexican Americans -- Texas.
Subject:
Music-Popular Performers
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series:
University of Houston Series in Mexican American Studies, Sponsored by the Cente
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
19990531
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
21 bandw photos.
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in 1.34 lb

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