“Musiqueando” en la Ciudad: Re-Conceptualizando la Educación Musical Urbana como Práctica Cultural


  • Rubén Gaztambide Fernández Universidad de Toronto

Palabras clave:

Producción cultural, práctica cultural, hip hop, educación musical urbana, música urbana, escuelas urbanas.


En este ensayo se discuten las ideas mas prevalecientes sobre la música urbana con el propósito de expandir las ideas normativas sobre la educación musical urbana y se propone una reconceptualización de ésta como práctica cultural. Los educadores de música, particularmente aquellos que trabajan en salones de clase urbanos y que están comprometidos con la justicia social, necesitan trabajar con y en contra de la noción estrecha prevaleciente de lo «urbano» que da forma a la manera en que pensamos tanto sobre la música urbana como sobre la educación urbana. Utilizando ideas de la teoría cultural contemporánea, en este ensayo se extiende la definición de lo urbano como práctica cultural y se señalan las posibilidades que tal marco pudiera ofrecer para la reconceptualización de la educación musical urbana.


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