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Inter-American Musical Encounters During the Cold War: Festival of Spain and the Americas, Madrid, 1964 [full paper]

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dc.contributor.author Payne, Alyson
dc.date.accessioned 2013-05-02T14:58:19Z
dc.date.available 2013-05-02T14:58:19Z
dc.date.issued 2011-10
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2022/15543
dc.description.abstract The renewal of the Pact of Madrid in 1963 brought the United States and Spain into a closer rapport as well as strengthened Spain’s connection to the Organization of American States (OAS). No longer politically isolated, Spain began to host inter-American exhibits of music and art to promote more amicable relations with the American republics. One such event, the Festival of Music of the Americas and Spain, held in Madrid in 1964 and sponsored by the OAS and the Institute for Hispanic Culture, showcased the latest avant-garde music of the U.S., Latin America, and Spain. In addition to promoting new music, this display of compositions by Aaron Copland, Juan Orrego Salas, Roque Cordero, Aurelio de la Vega and others aided the political relations among the countries involved. Since the start of the Cold War, the U.S. had tried to strengthen its inter-American relations, while at the same time, deterring Communism in the region. Avant-garde music, in stark contrast to Soviet musical policies, could unite the Americas in a cosmopolitan embrace. Spain, eager to rehabilitate its international reputation, also promoted its own avant-garde compositions in addition to those from the Americas. This demonstration of musical goodwill also helped Spain to secure needed economic assistance from the U.S. and Latin America. This paper examines the cooperation of the U.S. and Latin America with Spain on this festival in order to explore the myriad political uses of music, from promoting democracy to dictatorship. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Latin American Music Center en_US
dc.subject Cultural en_US
dc.subject Conferencia en_US
dc.subject Cultural Counterpoints en_US
dc.subject Interactions en_US
dc.subject Latin America en_US
dc.subject Latin American Music Center en_US
dc.subject Music en_US
dc.subject Musical en_US
dc.subject Música en_US
dc.subject Música Latinoamericana en_US
dc.subject United States en_US
dc.subject Fiftieth Anniversary en_US
dc.subject 50th anniversary en_US
dc.subject Festival of Spain and the Americas en_US
dc.subject Madrid en_US
dc.subject Spain en_US
dc.subject Organization of American States en_US
dc.subject Institute for Hispanic Culture en_US
dc.subject Cold War en_US
dc.subject avant-garde en_US
dc.title Inter-American Musical Encounters During the Cold War: Festival of Spain and the Americas, Madrid, 1964 [full paper] en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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