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Tide Was Always HighThe Music of Latin America in Los Angeles$
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Josh Kun

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780520294394

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2018

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520294394.001.0001

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Caminos y Canciones en Los Angeles, CA

Caminos y Canciones en Los Angeles, CA

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Tide Was Always High

Martha Gonzalez

University of California Press

This chapter compares and discusses the possibilities, limitations, tensions, and liberatory exercises in both the fandango and the staged spectacle as the author experienced in the city of Los Angeles. She suggests that the fandango builds on a people's need to belong to a community and the desire to express oneself within and among them. Both worlds rely on nostalgia and the desire to connect as community. As all things Mexican and immigrant are currently under fire, the author asks, which music world is most valuable for Los Angeles? Which one keeps Mexicano histories and communities intact? Which music world is more inclusive and in this way most transformative for Mexican communities? The author's deliberation is motivated by her desire to not only articulate the ethical differences between fandango and the stage spectacle but also establish a conversation between them.

Keywords:   Los Angeles, fandango, Mexicans, Mexican communities

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