Folklore, Fado and Radio

Mediating Portuguese Identities in Paris

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Abstract

The role of media in diasporic experiences is central to understand the identity construction of migrant communities in relation to the uses of their expressive culture, shaped by a connection to the motherland. This article addresses the case of Radio ALFA, a radio station targeted at the Portuguese community in the Paris region, and focuses on the ways in which Radio ALFA imagines this community through both its programming grid and the discourses of its main interlocutors. The heterogeneous and dynamic community conception of this
medium is central in understanding the role of expressive mediated cultural practices such as Fado or Folklore in the construction of a more fluid identity. The use of such expressive practices in the broadcastings are central to Radio ALFA’s survival strategies, constantly (re)defining the very notion of “Portuguese community” in trying to reach different audiences that include both first-generation migrants and luso-descendants. In this linkage between community, motherland and host country through radio, a rather dynamic process emerges
which nurtures a better understanding of the relation between media, music and migration in this specific context.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMusic and Human Mobility.
Subtitle of host publicationRedefining Community in Intercultural Context
EditorsMaria de São José Côrte-Real, Pedro Moreira, Adrian Lesenciuc
Place of PublicationBrasov
Publisher‘Henri Coanda’ Air Force Academy Publishing House
Pages203-209
Number of pages7
Volume5
ISBN (Electronic)2285-2689
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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  • Community
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Moreira, P. (2016). Folklore, Fado and Radio: Mediating Portuguese Identities in Paris. In M. D. S. J. Côrte-Real, P. Moreira, & A. Lesenciuc (Eds.), Music and Human Mobility. : Redefining Community in Intercultural Context (Vol. 5, pp. 203-209). Brasov: ‘Henri Coanda’ Air Force Academy Publishing House.
Moreira, Pedro. / Folklore, Fado and Radio : Mediating Portuguese Identities in Paris. Music and Human Mobility. : Redefining Community in Intercultural Context. editor / Maria de São José Côrte-Real ; Pedro Moreira ; Adrian Lesenciuc. Vol. 5 Brasov : ‘Henri Coanda’ Air Force Academy Publishing House, 2016. pp. 203-209
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Folklore, Fado and Radio : Mediating Portuguese Identities in Paris. / Moreira, Pedro.

Music and Human Mobility. : Redefining Community in Intercultural Context. ed. / Maria de São José Côrte-Real; Pedro Moreira; Adrian Lesenciuc. Vol. 5 Brasov : ‘Henri Coanda’ Air Force Academy Publishing House, 2016. p. 203-209.

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