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In this thesis I consider the role of music in the construction of identity among West African Canadians, focusing on musical taste and performance. Drawing on themes from participant narratives, I look at how music can maintain connections with or reference identities from “home” cultures. ...
Black musicians in string-bands in the American South during the period 1920–1950 were remarkably resilient to social, political, and cultural forces while also actively creating cultural products. The breadth of their musical activities and networks of interconnectivity expands our knowledge and...
The free improvised music scene in Beirut: Negotiating identities and stimulating social transformation in an era of political conflictDownload
Although free improvised music (FIM) originated in Europe and the United States in the 1960s, it has come to possess meanings and roles unique to its individual contexts of production in today’s transnational scene. By focusing on the Lebanese free improvised music scene which emerged in Beirut...
This action research project seeks to explore the question, “how can the community dances of Alberta’s past become a context for learning in the Alberta grade four music program?” This question gives the researcher an opportunity to explore several things, one of which is David Elliott’s idea of...
African art music composers in Ghanaian universities negotiate a multiplicity of identities in a time characterized by frequent international communication and travel. This thesis explores these identities and asks, what does African art music, a combination of Western and indigenous African...
The Revival of Iranian Classical Music during the Second Pahlavi Period: The Influence of the Politics of “Iranian-ness”Download
This thesis demonstrates the process of the gradual formation and development of revivalist ideas in Iran’s musical society during Muhammad-Reza Pahlavi’s reign (1941 - 1979). Examining multiple articulations of Iranian nationalism, this research focuses on three different historical periods—from...
The arts force us out of our comfort zones, they open our minds to discovery, and allow us to confront assumptions and prejudices. Alongside defined music, sound intertwines us with our surroundings, both consciously and unconsciously, serving as the soundtrack to our lives. But what happens when...
The practice of appropriating a sign, icon or trope with an already-established meaning and investing it with a new meaning to produce a sign that retains both original and revised meanings is one example of what scholar Henry Louis Gates calls “Signifyin(g)”. I argue herein that musician George...
Some artists like to create works which do not look and sound like traditional Western art and music. People call those works “anti-art” often, and they were especially popular in the 1960s in Japan. The 1960s was a very important period for Japan because the country was striving to recover from...
From Empire to Republic: Western Art Music, Nationalism, and the Merging Mediation of Saygun’s Op.26 Yunus Emre OratorioDownload
This dissertation focuses on Western art music during the second half of the 19th century Ottoman Empire and the first half of 20th century in Republic of Turkey in the construction of a national identity, and how it had been used as a part of cultural politics. One of the aims is to contest some...