Global Postmodernity, World Music and the discourse of Authenticity: Insights from the Buena Vista Social Club

Global Media Journal Mexico (published by Texas A&M University and Technologia de Monterrey, Mexico), 15 (28). Enero-Junio. Pp. 100-115.

Abstract: This paper is a textual accounting of the world music phenomena (Buena Vista Social Club) across the realms of music, YouTube, social media and industry commentary. It develops a theoretical framework around “Authenticity” as an important marker of world music, and the identity politics that underlies this specific aspect of transnational entertainment media culture.

Anandam Kavoori 

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