Abstract

Abstract:

This article analyzes the creative contributions to counterrevolutionary criticism in Venezuelan popular music (2002–2018). I examine how these musical productions reclaim discourses previously controlled by political power. From the working-class neighborhoods of cities such as Caracas and Maracay—Chavista territories par excellence—the emergence of a radical street consciousness bluntly attacks the symbolic apparatus of the Revolution. In this context, these cultural products question the government’s fight for social justice and equality. In the study of the musical representation of political dissent, I focus on denunciations of a failed state, portrayals of socioeconomic tribulations, and possible solutions to the national crisis.

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Additional Information

ISSN
2157-2941
Print ISSN
0730-9139
Pages
pp. 155-174
Launched on MUSE
2020-06-06
Open Access
No
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