"A primavera traz um nome de mulher…": Imagens do feminino no Festival RTP da Canção

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During the Portuguese Dictatorship, the RTP Song Contest was one of the major song contest and television shows in Portugal. In the first edition, several well-known singers performed in this competition, but in the late 1960s, other singers and authors, linked to different music scenes, began to participate, mirroring the changes that occurred in Portugal during these years. In this text I will analyse how the RTP Song Contest became a platform, how it created, challenged and mediated an image of femininity, and how the press contributed to this. I will discusse several changes that occurred between 1964 and 1974, in order to contribute with some perspectives about the role of music and television in the public sphere.
Original languagePortuguese
Title of host publicationHidden Archives, Hidden Practices
Subtitle of host publicationDebates about Music-Making
EditorsHelena Marinho, Maria do Rosário Pestana, Maria José Artiaga, Rui Penha
Place of PublicationAveiro
PublisherUA Editora
Number of pages15
ISBN (Print)978-972-789-646-2
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2020
EventInternational Congress Hidden Archives, Hidden Practices: Debates about Music-Making - Universidade de Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal
Duration: 28 Jun 201930 Jun 2019


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Abbreviated titlehahp2019
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