Ethnomusicology and Popular Music Studies

Coordinator:
Salwa El-Shawan Castelo-Branco


List of researchers


Objectives:
- Consolidating and expanding research from the perspectives of ethnomusicology and popular music studies

- Developing field and archival research as well as audiovisual archiving, emphasising lusophone music and dance patrimonies and popular musics

- Understanding the appropriation and influence of musical styles and practices from outside Portugal such as pop-rock, jazz, and other popular music styles


Research Themes:
- The impact of music technologies on compositional processes, production systems, transmission and reception
- Cultural politics: the relationship between political power and popular music discourse and practice, the impact of State and local policies on music making.
- Music and the construction of local, regional, ethnic and national identities
- The invention and representation of tradition
- Music in diasporic communities
- Music globalization and transnational processes
- Music production and mediatization (musical theatre, recording industry, radio, journalism)
- Music consumption (audiences, contexts, processes)



Priorities:
- Tracing historically the emergence of a music industry in Portugal
- Providing an understanding of different practices and ideologies within the music industry
- Explaining the relationship between political power and popular music discourse and practice, as well as the impact of State and local policies on music making
- Understanding different performance practices in Portugal
- Characterizing consumption patterns of popular music in Portugal
- Figuring the key role of technology in the development of music practices in Portugal

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