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MANSILLA, Silvina Luz. Carlos Guastavino and Lima Quintana's contribution to the world of the Argentinean New Song. Per musi [online]. 2011, n.23, pp.19-27. ISSN 1517-7599.

Study about the song Hermano by Argentinean composer Carlos Guastavino written after a poem by Hamlet Lima Quintana. Dedicated to the editor Rómulo Lagos, the song was recorded by the Argentinean singer Mercedes Sosa in 1966. Included as the first track in that record (to which it gave its name), the song constitutes an evidence of the composer's sympathy with the central postulates of the Argentinean New Song. This paper's perspective integrates the poem's subject, the score's musical analysis, the study of the context concerning with the composition and spreading circumstances and the description of the performance recorded by Mercedes Sosa. Applying the notion of "art worlds" by Howard BECKER (1982), we interpret the persons net connected with Lagos publishing, as a co-operative and interwoven fabric that effectively worked until the mid 1970s. A sketch of the following context, signed by the Argentinean censorship, reveals some factors that had influence on the crack of that collaborative net. Although it concerns Guastavino, our approach is concerned with connection and not to belonging.

Keywords : Carlos Guastavino; Argentinean New Song; censorship; Mercedes Sosa; folk song.

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