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

Musicking in the City: Reconceptualizing Urban Music Education as Cultural Practice

Rubén Gaztambide Fernández

Resumen


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.



Challenging prevailing ideas of urban music in order to expand normative conceptions of urban music education, this essay proposes a reconceptualization of urban music education as cultural practice. Music educators, particularly those working in urban classrooms and committed to social justice, need to work both with and against the prevailing narrow conception of the “urban” that shapes the way we think about both urban music and urban education. Drawing on insights from contemporary cultural theory, the essay extends a definition of the urban as cultural practice and points to the possibilities that such a framework might offer for a reconceptualization of urban music education.

Palabras clave


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



Cultural production; cultural practice; hip hop; urban music education; urban music; urban schools

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