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Revista musical chilena

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DA COSTA GARCIA, Tânia. Popular Music, Nationalism Consumption and Politics in Chile during the 1940's and 1960s. Rev. music. chil. [online]. 2009, vol.63, n.212, pp.11-28. ISSN 0716-2790.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0716-27902009000200003.

Popular urban music is a typically modern cultural event. Its production, distribution and consumption occurred during the process of urbanization of Chile and in a period ofgrowing a vailability of technological resources. The broadcasting by the mass media allowed popular urban music to reach a larger audience than the local public. Therefore it didnot take long time for popular urban music to become a means of cultural homogenization within the parameters of the market system of production and distribution of music, in Chile. This article aims to map the connections between folk music and popular music, with the formation and consolidation ofa consumer market for music in Chile. Besides it considers the use of popular music in the forfties and the sixties as a political tool by different groups ofthe Chilean society, during a time when arts were considered within the controversies about the national identity that aróse in different Latín American countries.

Keywords : folklore; Chilean popular music; national identity; consumption; politics.

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