Mobility, Nationalism & Cosmopolitism: Light Music in Portugal and European Broadcasting

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Through a state rhetoric that served the construction of a national cultural intimacy in the context of the Portuguese regime in the 1960s, light music has become the target of a creation of nationalist identities, inside the contrast with the organization of a common aesthetic of the European countries, supported, among others, by the broadcasting system, the commercialization of the singers and the advertising of the music industry. In this thematic case, mobility reveals its elusive meanings, where the technical and human exchanges between various radio and television European production, stressed an aesthetic-political will, through the use of the languages of light music, building a self-evident national soul in the proclamation of a national isolation.

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
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)2285-2689
Publication statusPublished - 2016


  • Light music
  • European broadcasting
  • Cultural intimacy
  • Mobility
  • Musical nationalism


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