Research Article

Other Scenes, Other Cities and Other Sounds in the Global South: DIY Music Scenes beyond the Creative City

Abstract

This article explores how the different forms of youth involvement in underground music scenes tend to develop into do-it-yourself (DIY) careers by triggering acquired expertise resulting from a long immersion in these scenes. It begins with an analysis of the representations of Portuguese punks about DIY and the ways in which they experience and develop networks and skills. Concomitantly, through a recent analysis carried out in Brazil in different underground music scenes, I examine the importance of DIY showing the approximation of two different musical, social, and geographical universes. This focus, besides amplifying the glimpse outside the Anglocentric look into creative cities, serves to understand how underground music scenes are a breath of fresh air when it comes to creative activity beyond mainstream cultural industries.

Keywords

2020 (1)
Creative Cities off the Beaten Path

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