Episode One Sypnosis:
As a music genre, Latin American rock and roll had long been associated as part of the so-called counterculture and oppositional politics in different Latin American countries.So, let’s start at the beginning…well there are many beginnings. Así que, in this first episode we go over some key info on the history of Latin America in the 1980s, particularly, Argentina, Chile, and México and its interserctions with el rock.
In this episode we hear a version of Soda Stereo's Música Ligera performed by the students of Mira Monte Music Program, based in the MiraMonte school in South Los Angeles.
We also heard We are South American Rockers by Los Prisioneros, Maldita Vecindad with Apañon and Mojado.
Original songs played our episodes are included the Podcast Playlist. Make sure to check it out as new songs are included weekly during the summer 23.
Episode One Bibliography. Books and Articles for further reading and research:
—Judith Adler Hellman. Mexico in Crisis. (New York: Holmes & Meier. 1999).
Emiliano Aguayo. Las voces de los' 80: conversaciones con los protagonistas del fenómeno POP-Rock. RIL editores, 2012.
—Hector Calderon. "The Mexico City—Los Angeles Cultural Mosh Pits: Maldita Vecindad, a Chilanga-Chicana Rock Banda de Pueblo." Aztlán: A Journal of Chicano Studies 31, no. 1 (2006): 95-137.
—Guillermo Cuccioletta, and Martín Cuccioletta. Soda Stereo, 1982-1997: La Historia. (Buenos Aires: Galerna, 1997).
—Mara Favoretto. "The Falklands/Malvinas War (1982) in Argentine Rock Songs." Lied und populäre Kultur/Song and Popular Culture 63 (2018): 53-66.
—Federico Finchelstein. The ideological origins of the dirty war: Fascism, populism, and dictatorship in twentieth century Argentina. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017).
—John Fiske. “The cultural economy of fandom.” In Lisa A. Lewis (Ed.), The adoring audience: Fan culture and popular media. (London: Routledge. 1992). 30-49.
—Joseph, Gilbert M., Anne Rubenstein, and Eric Zolov, eds. Fragments of a golden age: The politics of culture in Mexico since 1940. Duke University Press, 2001.
—David Harvey. A brief history of neoliberalism. Oxford University Press, USA, 2007.
—Matthew B. Karush. Musicians in transit: Argentina and the globalization of popular music. Duke University Press, 2016.
—Rubén Martínez. "Corazón del Rocanrol." Border/Lines 27 (1993).
—Marcos Novaro and Vicente Palermo. La dictadura militar, 1976-1983: del golpe de estado a la restauración democrática. (Buenos Aires: Paidós, 2003).
—Ignacio M. Sánchez Prado. "The Idea of Democratic Transition." Modern Mexican Culture: Critical Foundations (2017): 166.
—Pablo Vila, , ed. Music and youth culture in Latin America: identity construction processes from New York to Buenos Aires. Oxford University Press, 2014.
Patricia Vilches. "De Violeta Parra a Víctor Jara y Los Prisioneros: Recuperación de la memoria colectiva e identidad cultural a través de la música comprometida." Latin American Music Review (2004): 195-215.
—Diana Taylor. Disappearing acts: spectacles of gender and nationalism in Argentina's “Dirty War.” (Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press, 1997).
—Paula Thorrington Cronovich. "Out of the Blackout and into the Light: How the Arts Survived Pinochet's Dictatorship." Iberoamericana, XIII, (2013): 119-137.
—Louise Walker. Waking from the Dream: Mexico's Middle Classes After 1968. (Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2013).