The expressive culture in the Portuguese-Spanish border: historical continuity and socio-cultural transformation processes, agents and repertoires in the construction of identities
Salwa Castelo-Branco and Heriberto Cairo Carou (co-advisor)
2013 to 2019
Traditional music plays an important role in building local, regional and national identities. With this project we intend bestow visibility and intelligibility to the cross-border relations that occur in Alentejo / Extremadura / Andalusia. Within the dialectic of historical continuity and socio-cultural transformation processes, we question the musical practices of oral tradition and cultural heritage processes, involving the economic and political dimensions, focussing on individuals as social agents.