Scourge of Hyacinths de Tania León y Wole Soyinka: la universalidad del discurso postcolonial
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This paper discusses how Wole Soyinka’s radio play A Scourge of Hyacinths and Tania León’s opera Scourge of Hyacinths construct a universal discourse characterized by the affirmation of their cultural identities. Music and theater are fused in a work that combines the sociopolitical concerns of the postcolonial discourse through visual metaphors and musical eclecticism. The multiculturalism of these renowned artists is articulated in an artistic symbiosis that criticizes the cultural paternalism of the developed countries and the post-colonial political heritage. Tania León’s Scourge of Hyacinths is a paradigmatic example of how literature and music articulate the great aesthetic and political themes of the fin du siècle.