Show simple item record Herrera, Eduardo en 2013-05-01T18:14:23Z en 2013-05-01T18:14:23Z en 2011-10 en
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dc.description.abstract In the beginning of the 1960s the Rockefeller Foundation gave two grants for the study of Latin American music. Their aim was to help the creation of institutions that would provide a “sustaining environment in which cultural work may flourish.” The first grant was for the Centro de Altos Estudios Musicales at the Torcuato Di Tella Institute in Buenos Aires, Argentina, which under the leadership of Alberto Ginastera offered advanced training in musical composition. The second grant was given to Indiana University, Bloomington, “to establish the first center in the United States for the study and performance of Latin American music”1 under the direction of Juan Orrego-Salas. Major emphasis was to be put on the cooperation between both centers. Behind these two projects was John P. Harrison, Assistant Director for Humanities at the Rockefeller Foundation. Studies on public and private support for the arts, often called the ‘economics of the arts,’ frequently fail to recognize the personal connections between the people formulating foreign policy, pushing forward specific corporate interests, and deploying resources through grants, endowments and donations. By looking at the Rockefeller Foundation’s project to create the CLAEM in Buenos Aires, and the LAMC in Indiana University, I show the crucial role of Harrison, and the way particular individuals reshaped with their actions both foreign aid and development funds for the arts. en
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dc.publisher Latin American Music Center en
dc.subject Conferencia en
dc.subject Cultural en
dc.subject Cultural Counterpoints en
dc.subject Interactions en
dc.subject Latin America en
dc.subject Latin American Music Center en
dc.subject Music en
dc.subject Música en
dc.subject Musical en
dc.subject Música Latinoamericana en
dc.subject United States en
dc.subject Fiftieth Anniversary en
dc.subject 50th anniversary en
dc.subject Rockefeller Foundation en
dc.subject Cold War en
dc.subject Centro de Altos Estudios Musicales en
dc.subject Torcuato Di Tella Institute en
dc.subject Juan Orrego-Salas en
dc.subject John P. Harrison en
dc.title The Rockefeller Foundation and Latin American Music during the Cold War: Meeting Points of Music, Policy, and Philanthropy [abstract only] en
dc.type Article en

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