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Cuadernos de la Facultad de Humanidades y Ciencias Sociales. Universidad Nacional de Jujuy

versão On-line ISSN 1668-8104


MIRANDE, María Eduarda. "Open up the circle and now close it again": Identity construction through the singin of coplas). Cuad. Fac. Humanid. Cienc. Soc., Univ. Nac. Jujuy [online]. 2005, n.27, pp.99-110. ISSN 1668-8104.

In the province of San Salvador de Jujuy, more precisely in the Quebrada de Humahuaca and the Puna regions, the cult of copla singing is a phenomenon still alive among the social practices of native communities.    This work aims at analyzing the function of copla singing in the identity build up of its performers, concerning both the individual dimension where the copla singer is set apart as a subject with a specific social role, as well as the collective projection that singer and song shed onto their community.    Two cult tinted festivities become the subject matter of our study: the "Encuentro de copleros" celebrated annually in Purmamarca during the first days of January and the "Topamiento de comadres" which takes place on the Thursday before Carnival celebrations. On both occasions copla performer circles are organized. These circles constitute true scenarios for the formation and circulation of figurative processes, through which the subject constructs himself as such and also forms a world -view. In circles, a central role is played by the performer's voice and body, elements mentioned in a subgroup of coplas dealing with the singing, singer and performance.    This presentation analyzes the ritual celebration of copla performer circles from a semiotic perspective, establishing discursive relationships with the texts registered during the already mentioned festivities.

Palavras-chave : Identity build; Coplas; "Topamiento de comadres".

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