Spanish Musical Responses to Moroccan Immigration and the Cultural Memory of al-Andalus


Type
Article
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Authors
MACHIN-AUTENRIETH, MATTHEW 
Abstract

jats:titleAbstract</jats:title>jats:pThe notion of a shared history across the Mediterranean is central to a number of Spanish-Moroccan musical collaborations, which draw on the notion of jats:italicconvivencia</jats:italic>: the alleged peaceful coexistence between Christians, Jews, and Muslims in medieval Spain. In this article, I explore the relationship between a ‘musical’ jats:italicconvivencia</jats:italic> and Moroccan immigration in Spain, focusing on two prominent case studies: jats:italicMacama jonda</jats:italic> (1983) and jats:italicInmigración</jats:italic> (2003). Spanning a twenty-year period, I argue that these two productions illustrate shifting responses to Moroccan immigration at distinct historical moments: the post-Franco era and post-9/11. These two productions illustrate the malleability of the jats:italicconvivencia</jats:italic> myth, employing it for distinct social and political purposes. I argue that jats:italicMacama jonda</jats:italic> and jats:italicInmigración</jats:italic> should be read as products of shifting political and cultural relations between Spain and Morocco, and Spain's negotiation of its Muslim past.</jats:p>

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Keywords
3603 Music, 36 Creative Arts and Writing
Journal Title
Twentieth-Century Music
Conference Name
Journal ISSN
1478-5722
1478-5730
Volume Title
16
Publisher
Cambridge University Press (CUP)
Sponsorship
Leverhulme Trust (ECF-2014-509)
Isaac Newton Trust (Minute 1408(i))
European Research Council (758221)
Leverhulme Trust