Alí Primera and Venezuelan Cultural Policy in the Twenty-First Century

  • Hazel Marsh
Part of the Palgrave Studies in the History of Subcultures and Popular Music book series (PSHSPM)


In the mid to late 1990s, as a political outsider with no links to the dominant Punto Fijo parties, the then colonel Hugo Chávez publicly identified with and expressed his admiration for Alí Primera and Canción Necesaria, and he harnessed already existing collective memories of Alí Primera’s life, songs and death in order to construct a political persona that resonated with the masses, and to create an identity for his political movement.


Cultural Heritage Collective Memory Cultural Form Cultural Policy Cultural Sphere 
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  • Hazel Marsh
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  1. 1.School of Politics, Philosophy, LanguageUniversity of East AngliaNorwichUK

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