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This article addresses a musician’s life history – Brazilian born woman musician, Flávia Couri – and, particularly, her emigration experience, in how it relates music, to punk’s globalization, to local and trans-local musical scenes. We recognize the importance of these dynamics by analysing an interview with the musician, focusing on her discourse about her own journey and circumstances of emigration. The discussion about emigration touches on the following points: the causes and the rationales of emigration; the life in the new location, challenges, successes and identity reconstruction of the emigrant; and a possible return to the ‘tribe’ at the country of origin. The line of discourse analysis used is attentive to the actual context of the discourse, meaning its conditions of production and reception. Through this analysis, we were able to follow, explain and understand this woman’s migrant trajectory and how that path was always accompanied by a soundtrack of which she was the creator and audience, attempting to show the possibilities that music offers for identity construction and reconstruction, as well as providing reasons and contexts for migration.

 

Keywords: migration, rock music, women, identity, transglobal sounds.

 

Cahiers du MIMMOC. Mémoire(s), identité(s), marginalité(s) dans le monde occidental contemporain 2020 (21)

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Title: Women, migrations and rock without borders

Author: Paula GUERRA

Year: 2020

 

GUERRA, Paula (2020) – Women, migrations and rock without borders. Cahiers du MIMMOC. Mémoire(s), identité(s), marginalité(s) dans le monde occidental contemporain [En ligne]. v. 21, mis en ligne le 15 août 2020, consulté le 18 août 2020. URL : http://journals.openedition.org/mimmoc/4458 . Dossier – Circulations migratoires féminines dans l’espace hispanique et lusophone contemporain: vers une émancipation. ISSN format électronique : 1951-6789. Éditeur: Université de Poitiers

 

Credits: Flávia Couri