Entre cantos y tambores: el rol de la música en la configuración de discursos identitarios en San Basilio de Palenque, Bolívar Thesis

short description

  • Undergraduate thesis

Thesis author

  • Hernández Mozo, Juan Carlos

external tutor

  • Serrano Riobó, Yeshica


  • This research focuses on analyzing the role of music in the configuration of identity discourses in San Basilio de Palenque, in Bolívar, Colombia. It addresses the two main musical streams that are present in the community: the traditional one, which includes genres such as bullerengue, son de negro, chalupa and lumbalú; and the emergent one, which includes rhythms like hip hop, rap and champeta. By this way, it realizes how through music palenqueros create discursive narratives about identity and about what is considered as “their own”, at the same time that it is intertwined as a collective reference that generates a sense of community.

publication date

  • May 4, 2021 4:42 PM


  • Afro-Colombian music
  • Discursive narratives on identity in Afro-descendant popular music
  • Hip hop, rap and champeta in the communities of San Basilio de Palenque, Colombia
  • Identity narratives in music bullerengue, music son de Negro, music Chalupa and music Lumbalú (music afro)
  • Music and cultural identity in Afro-descendant communities
  • Musical expressions of the communities of San Basilio de Palenque Colombia
  • Role of music in the configuration of identity discourses

Document Id

  • 16cc1516-2d64-4a69-b29a-baefafbb620b