Wednesday, June 17, 2009
I´ve been thinking about Spain´s position in the world. Once one of the major conquerors and ultimately exporters of culture. And here and now the Spanish people barely acknowledge the culture and creations of Latin America. They´re more likely to consider themselves European, identifying with other Europeans in terms of style, sensibility and perspective. Meanwhile the music they listen to is more likely to be (North) American. The cultures they spawned in the Americas are viewed as low and uninteresting... Quite different from the close cultural sharing (e.g. TV, radio and music) that occurs between Great Brittain, the U.S., Canada and Australia. Interesting.