On Site, In Sound, by Kirstie A. Dorr, and Experimentalisms in Practice, edited by Ana Alonso-Minutti, Eduardo Herrera, and Alejandro Madrid, seek new ways of thinking about Latin America as produced through transnational musical encounters. These include approaching Latin@ America and Latin America1 as a political geography and cultural imaginary, as well as decentering the musics that have “counted” as experimental and cosmopolitan (Alonso-Minutti et al.) or as world music (Dorr) in relation to the Anglo-European imagining of these geographies. Both works frame the borders of Latin America as extending beyond the normative geopolitical boundaries of the region to include diaspora networks within the U.S. Alonso-Minutti et al. also consider “Latin America” as a common, though not necessarily universally shared, conceptual frame for people living within the normative geopolitical area. Likewise, both works probe the formation of tensions between, to put it simply, the local and global,...
Book Review: Experimentalisms in Practice by Ana R. Alonso-Minutti, Eduardo Herrera, and Alejandro L. Madrid. On Site, In Sound by Kirstie A. Dorr
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Shannon Garland; Book Review: Experimentalisms in Practice by Ana R. Alonso-Minutti, Eduardo Herrera, and Alejandro L. Madrid. On Site, In Sound by Kirstie A. Dorr. Journal of Popular Music Studies 1 March 2019; 31 (1): 187–192. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/jpms.2019.311016
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