Music Production and display of identities in the RTP Song Contest

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Abstract

The RTP Song Contest (RTPSC) is the longest television song contest in Portugal, broadcasted since 1964. This competition went through several crucial moments in the recent history of Portugal, witnessing the change from dictatorship to democracy. During fifty years, the social changes that took place in Portugal can be seen in the 460 songs voiced in the contest. The songs composed to RTPSC are thought to represent Portugal abroad throught the Eurovision Song Contest. Through it national and European identities are negotiated and political and socail issues are put on a media display. I interpret the importance of the RTPSC in the Portugues and European music production and media, and its roles, forging identities.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2016
EventFórum dos doutorandos do Instituto de Etnomusicologia - FCSH - UNL, Lisboa, Portugal
Duration: 3 Mar 2016 → …

Conference

ConferenceFórum dos doutorandos do Instituto de Etnomusicologia
CountryPortugal
CityLisboa
Period3/03/16 → …

Keywords

  • RTP Song Contest
  • Music production
  • Forging identities
  • Portuguese Music
  • Eurovision Song Contest
  • European music
  • Media

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