Publications

MONOGRAPHS

Replanteando la acción social por la música: la búsqueda de la convivencia y la ciudadanía en la Red de Escuelas de Música de Medellín. Cambridge: Open Book Publishers, 2022. (ISBN: 9781800642447)

Rethinking Social Action through Music: The Search for Coexistence and Citizenship in Medellín’s Music Schools. Cambridge: Open Book Publishers, 2021. (ISBN: 9781800641280)

Armonía dominante. Música y sociedad en el Cusco colonial. Lima: Fondo Editorial PUCP, 2020. (ISBN: 9786123175917)

El Sistema: Orchestrating Venezuela’s Youth. New York: Oxford University Press, 2014. (ISBN: 9780199341559)

Buena Vista in the Club: Rap, Reggaetón, and Revolution in Havana. Durham: Duke University Press, 2011. (ISBN: 9780822349594)

Imposing Harmony: Music and Society in Colonial Cuzco. Durham: Duke University Press, 2008. (ISBN: 9780822341604). Winner of the American Musicological Society’s Robert M. Stevenson Award (2010) for “outstanding scholarship in Iberian music”

EDITED WORKS

Guest-edited special issue of Action, Criticism & Theory for Music Education (15, no. 1, January 2016), including “Editorial Introduction: El Sistema in critical perspective” (10–32). act.maydaygroup.org/articles/Baker15_1.pdf.

Music and Urban Society in Colonial Latin America. Co-edited with T. Knighton. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010. (ISBN: 9780521766869)

REFEREED JOURNAL ARTICLES

“El Sistema, ‘The Venezuelan Musical Miracle’: The Construction of a Global Myth.” Latin American Music Review 39, no. 2 (2018), 160-93.

“Who watches the watchmen? Evaluating evaluations of El Sistema.” British Journal of Music Education 35, no. 3 (2018), 255-69. With BULL, A. & TAYLOR, M.

“‘Producing musicians like sausages’: New perspectives on the history and historiography of Venezuela’s El Sistema.” Music Education Research 20, no. 4 (2018), 502-516. With FREGA, A. L.

“Los reportes del BID sobre El Sistema: Nuevas perspectivas sobre la historia y la historiografía del Sistema Nacional de Orquestas Juveniles e Infantiles de Venezuela.” Epistemus: Revista De Estudios En Música, Cognición Y Cultura 4, no. 2 (2016), 54-83. With FREGA, A. L.

“Antes de pasar página: conectando los mundos paralelos de El Sistema y la investigación crítica.” Revista Internacional de Educación Musical 4 (2016), 51-60. (DOI: 10.12967/RIEM-2016-4-p051-060)

“‘Digital Indigestion’: Cumbia, Class and a Post-digital Ethos in Buenos Aires.” Popular Music 34, no. 2 (2015), 175-96. (DOI:10.1017/S026114301500001X)

“Represent Cuba: Havana Hip Hop Under the Lens.” Alternativas: Latin American Cultural Studies Journal 2 (Spring 2014). http://alternativas.osu.edu/en/issues/spring-2014/essays1/baker.html. (ISSN 2168-8451)

“Mala Bizta Sochal Klu: Underground, Alternative and Commercial in Havana Hip Hop.” Popular Music 31, no. 1 (2012), 1-24. (DOI: 10.1017/S0261143011000432)

“Cuba Rebelión: Underground Music in Havana.” Latin American Music Review 32, no. 1 (2011), 1-38. (DOI: 10.1353/lat.2011.0008)

“Reguetón a lo cubano: ¿una agresión a la cultura nacional?” Ensayos: Historia y teoría del arte 16 (2009), 149-165. http://www.iie.unal.edu.co/revistaensayos/articulos/ensayos_16_2009/baker_16.pdf

“Latin American Baroque: Performance as a Post-colonial Act?” Early Music 36, no. 3 (2008), 441-448. (DOI: 10.1093/em/can082)

La Habana que no conoces: Cuban Rap and the Social Construction of Urban Space.” Ethnomusicology Forum 15, no. 2 (2006), 215-246. (DOI: 10.1080/17411910600915380)

“¡Hip hop, revolución! Nationalizing Rap in Cuba.” Ethnomusicology 49, no. 3 (2005), 368-402. (ISSN: 0014-1836)

“Music at Corpus Christi in Colonial Cuzco.” Early Music 32, no. 3 (2004), 355-367. (DOI: 10.1093/em/32.3.355)

“Music in the Convents and Monasteries of Colonial Cuzco.” Latin American Music Review 24, no. 1 (2003), 1-41. (DOI: 10.1353/lat.2003.0004)               

“La vida musical de las doctrinas de indios del obispado del Cuzco.” Revista Andina 37 (2003), 181-205.

“Indigenous Musicians in the Urban parroquias de indios of Colonial Cuzco, Peru.”Il Saggiatore Musicale 9, nos. 1-2 (2002), 39-79. (ISSN: 1123-8615)

CHAPTERS IN BOOKS

“Music and Social Ordering in Colonial Latin America: Stasis and Mobility, Sameness and Difference.” In K. van Orden, ed., Seachanges: Music in the Mediterranean and Atlantic Worlds, 1550–1800, 221-34. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2022. (ISBN: 9780674278400)

“Citizens or Subjects? El Sistema in Critical Perspective.” In D. Elliott, W. Bowman & M. Silverman, eds., Artistic Citizenship: Artistry, Social Responsibility, and Ethical Praxis, 313-38. New York: Oxford University Press, 2016. (ISBN: 9780199393749)

“El Sistema: The Future of Classical Music?” In S. Dorin, ed., Déchiffrer les publics de la musique classique / Unraveling classical music audiences. Paris: Éditions des Archives Contemporaines, 2016. (ISBN: 782813002006)

“Digital Cumbia, Circulation of Music, and Music of Circulation: ‘El Alto de La Paz.’” In R. Harris & R. Pease, eds., Pieces of the Musical World: Approaches to the Study of Music in Culture, 249-64. London: Routledge, 2015. (ISBN: 9780415723114)

“Polychorality, Ethnicity and Status in Colonial Cuzco, Peru.” In J. J. Carreras & I. Fenlon, eds., Polychoralities: Music, Identity and Power in Italy, Spain and the New World, 255-62. Kassel: Reichenberger, 2013. (ISBN: 9783937734965)

“¡Hip hop, revolución! Nationalizing Rap in Cuba.” In T. Langlois, ed., Non-Western Popular Music. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2012. (ISBN: 9780754629849) [reprint]

“The Resounding City.” In G. Baker & T. Knighton, eds., Music and Urban Society in Colonial Latin America, 1-20. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010. (ISBN: 9780521766869)

“The Politics of Dancing: Reggaetón and Rap in Havana, Cuba.” In R. Rivera, D. Pacini Hernandez, & W. Marshall, eds., Reggaeton, 165-99. Durham: Duke University Press, 2009. (ISBN: 978-0822343837)

“La ciudad sonora: música, fiesta y urbanismo en el Cuzco colonial.” In La Fiesta en la Época Colonial Iberoamericana (Santa Cruz, Bolivia: Asociación Pro Arte y Cultura, 2008). [further details unknown]

“The ‘Ethnic Villancico’ and Racial Politics in Seventeenth-century Mexico.” In T. Knighton & A. Torrente, eds., Devotional Music in the Iberian World, 1450-1800,399-408. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2007. (ISBN: 9780754658412)

Parroquia, cofradía, gremio, ayllu: Professional Organization and Mobility in Colonial Cuzco.” In A. Bombi, J.J. Carreras, & M.A. Marín, eds., Música y cultura urbana en la Edad Moderna, 177-90. Valencia: Universitat de Valencia/Institut Valencia de la Música, 2005.       

FILMS

3 full-length documentary films on childhood music learning in Cuba and Venezuela:

1. Matanzas: Growing into Music

Official selection, Havana International Film Festival (2011) and La Linea Festival (2012)

2. In the Blood, In the Home, In the School, In the Street

Official selection, Havana International Film Festival (2012)

3. Sinfonía Llanera – A Plains Symphony

Plus 19 shorter ethnographic films focusing on particular children, projects or locations

Output from AHRC Beyond Text project “Growing into Music”

All films available on the Growing into Music YouTube channel

MEDIA ARTICLES

Please visit https://geoffbakermusic.co.uk/el-sistema-key-resources/

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