Lusofonia, a (R)Evolução: Discourses of Atlantic Roots and Routes in Luso World Music

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This article presents the development of a ‘Luso world music’ (La Barre 2010), a transnational musical movement bringing together popular and traditional musics of the Portuguese-speaking world and departing mainly from the city of Lisbon. Special attention is given to the documentary Lusofonia, a (R)Evolução, produced by the Portuguese delegation of the Red Bull Music Academy in 2006, and the documentary’s impact on this movement. The article shows how the idea of 'lusofonia’ as a discursive concept is used by culture politics in Portugal today and how discourses of Atlantic roots and routes in lusophone popular music are presented in the documentary.
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Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2013

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