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Subject/Keyword
African
Mississippi
Music
Drum
Representations
Fife
American
Type of item
Thesis
Degree grantor
University of Alberta
Author or creator
Danser, Kathleen
Supervisor and department
Dr. Michael Frishkopf, Department of Music
Examining committee member and department
Dr. Andie Palmer, Department of Anthropology
Dr. Regula Qureshi, Department of Music
Dr. Michael Frishkopf, Department of Music
Department
Department of Music
Specialization

Date accepted
2011-09-30T15:45:32Z
Graduation date
2011-11
Degree
Master of Arts
Degree level
Master's
Abstract
This thesis is a comparative analysis of representations of the African American fife and drum musical tradition in North Mississippi, tracing the ways these representations are shaped by the ideologies, aims, methods, and social positions of the person(s) in primary control of representation. It includes the exploration and interpretation of audio recordings (including music, graphic presentation, and album copy), video, and film representations. African American fife and drum music is rooted in cross-cultural exchanges of folklore, melody, lyrical text, and instrumentation between African and Anglo Americans dating back to the American Revolutionary War in the United States. It remained a strong musical practice in the southern states throughout the twentieth century but is now solely borne by the Turner family of Senatobia, Mississippi. Through the years, varied representations of this musical tradition reflect the idiosyncratic style of the producer illuminating otherwise hidden structures of cultural power.
Language
English
DOI
doi:10.7939/R3S99H
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Permission is hereby granted to the University of Alberta Libraries to reproduce single copies of this thesis and to lend or sell such copies for private, scholarly or scientific research purposes only. Where the thesis is converted to, or otherwise made available in digital form, the University of Alberta will advise potential users of the thesis of these terms. The author reserves all other publication and other rights in association with the copyright in the thesis and, except as herein before provided, neither the thesis nor any substantial portion thereof may be printed or otherwise reproduced in any material form whatsoever without the author's prior written permission.
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