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Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas | Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Av. de Berna, n.º 26 C
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Biography

Hugo Castro holds a Licentiate degree in Anthropology from FCTUC (2006) and a Master’s degree in Ethnomusicology from FCSH-UNL (2012), with a dissertation that dealt with the phonographic production of protest song in Portugal in the 1960s and 1970s. He integrated some research projects, including as a research assistant in the project "Anthropological study of Feast Nicolinas" (CRIA-CMG), participating in the documental research and field work, and as responsible for drafting an ethnomusicological study on sound festive practices. Currently, he is a fellow at the second year of the PhD FCT Program "Music as Culture and Cognition" at INET-md from FCSH-UNL, where he develops research on the political song in Portugal in the context of the Carnation Revolution. He is integrated in the executive committee of two international conferences (ICMHM'16 and ICPSong'16), working as Executive Secretary and in the organization team of a vinyl record covers exhibition entitled "Records in the fight."
 
 
 
 
 
Doctoral Project
 
Títle
Political song in Portugal during and after the Carnation Revolution (1974-1979) [provisional]
 
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Advisor
 
Fellow Reference
PD/BD/114394/2016
 
Abstract
This research project is an ethnomusicological approach to the practices of musical expressions that were intrinsically linked to political parties and ideological organizations in Portugal, comprising a period that started in the military coup of the 25th April 1974, and that marks the beginning of the Carnation Revolution; until 1979, a year marked by legislative and municipal elections that break the dominance of the political left in Portugal. Taking into account the particularities and the profound changes that the country experienced in these five years of the Revolution, my research addresses the role of different forms of musical expression during the revolutionary context and the process of democratization that followed, seeking to explore the ways in which musical practices designated as "protest song" or "intervention song”, among others, were set up in this period and were associated with a set of values ​​profusely related to the historical context that was experienced in Portugal. [provisional]