By Sydney Hutchinson
Drawing on over a decade of fieldwork within the Dominican Republic and big apple between musicians, enthusiasts, and buyers of merengue típico—not to say her personal stories as a feminine instrumentalist—Hutchinson information a posh nexus of sophistication, race, and inventive culture that unsettles the common binary among the masculine and female. She sketches the portrait of the vintage male determine of the tíguere, a dandified yet sexually competitive and street-smart “tiger,” and he or she exhibits how lady musicians have constructed a female counterpart: the tíguera, an assertive, sensual, and revered lady determine who appears like a lady yet frequently performs or even sings like a guy. via those musical figures and stories of either directly and queer performers, she unveils wealthy ambiguities in gender development within the Dominican Republic and the lengthy historical past of a different kind of Caribbean feminism.
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Tigers of a Different Stripe: Performing Gender in Dominican Music (Chicago Studies in Ethnomusicology) by Sydney Hutchinson