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The Distributed Society: Andean Sounds, Mediated Scenes, and Urban Space

The Distributed Society: Andean Sounds, Mediated Scenes, and Urban Space

Chapter:
(p.9) One The Distributed Society: Andean Sounds, Mediated Scenes, and Urban Space
Source:
Gentleman Troubadours and Andean Pop Stars
Author(s):
Joshua Tucker
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226923970.003.0002

This chapter outlines the historical factors that weigh upon the contemporary significance of Ayacuchano music in Peru’s public sphere. It discusses the recording of huayno music; the recent approaches to the globalization and cosmopolitanism of Andean music; some perspectives on race, power, geography and cultural transformation; and the development of popular music in twenty-first-century Peru.

Keywords:   Ayacuchano music, Peru, recording, huayno, globalization, cosmopolitanism, race, power, geography, cultural transformation

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