Italian Migration and Urban Music Culture in Latin America
2015, Populäre Kultur und Musik, Band 14, 240 pages, paperback, 39,90 €, ISBN 978-3-8309-2846-1
During this era, Italian music and Italian musicians, already present in South America since the mid-16th century, became important and outstanding actors in musical culture all over the subcontinent. They brought along with them their folkloric and popular music and dance repertoires, customs and genres, transforming and developing them in their new habitats. In the present volume, edited by Nils Grosch and Rolf Kailuweit, musicologists and literature scholars from both Europe and America shed light on different forms of interrelations between Italian migration and urban musical culture in Latin America, from the 16th century through the age of mass migration up until the present day, from Tarantella through Tango to Chilean Pop.