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A Banda da Terra: Bandas Filarmonicas and the Performance of Place in Portugal

@inproceedings{Brucher2005ABD,
  title={A Banda da Terra: Bandas Filarmonicas and the Performance of Place in Portugal},
  author={Katherine Brucher},
  year={2005}
}
This study explores how bandas filarmonicas , or civic wind bands, perform place in contemporary Portugal. Drawing on extensive fieldwork and archival research in Portugal as well as current scholarship and self-published histories by various filarmonicas, the dissertation suggests that filarmonicas play a crucial role as musical representatives of their terra (hometown) in the creation and affirmation of local identity. Filarmonicas project a sense of place tied to both geography--the physical… Expand
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