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Subject/Keyword
Nationalism
Community
Diaspora
Identity
Indian Classical Music
Ethnomusicology
South Asian Music
Edmonton Raga-Mala Music Society
Multiculturalism
Type of item
Thesis
Degree grantor
University of Alberta
Author or creator
Sparkes, Julie-Anne M.
Supervisor and department
Qureshi, Regula (Music)
Spinetti, Federico (Music)
Examining committee member and department
Spinetti, Federico (Music)
Frishkopf, Michael (Music)
Qureshi, Regula (Music)
Abu-Laban, Yasmeen (Political Science)
Department
Department of Music
Specialization
Ethnomusicology
Date accepted
2012-04-30T10:01:43Z
Graduation date
2012-06
Degree
Master of Arts
Degree level
Master's
Abstract
The Edmonton Raga-Mala Music Society (ERMS) is a volunteer organization that supports Indian classical music, mainly through the act of organizing formal concerts. As a society that is centered on supporting a genre of music that is closely tied to a particular geographical location that is physically and culturally distant from its immediate surroundings, the ERMS occupies a delicate space within Canadian society. As a result, the organization has adapted in order to prosper in its environment. These adaptations, viewed through the multifaceted lens of the individuals who make up the ERMS, shed light on what kind of an identity the ERMS seeks to project and ways in which the society might be viewed as a type of community. As a result of the understandings gleaned from this exploration, I argue that the ERMS offers a compelling example of music’s ability to forge social solidarity in culturally diverse contexts.
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doi:10.7939/R3739G
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