ERIC Number: EJ1073465
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
South Asian Music Education in Essex: An Ethnography of "Bhangra"
British Journal of Music Education, v21 n1 p7-24 Mar 2004
The general aim of this article is to explore South Asian music and culture in an educational context. The fieldwork on which it is based mainly consists of semi-structured interviews with pupils of South Asian origin (aged 11-18) who attend a secondary school in Ilford, Essex. The learning methods of South Asian musicians are considered and a detailed investigation of the socio-cultural environment in which these learning methods are related is undertaken, focusing on the role that music plays in the formation of concepts of culture, "identity" and "place". The majority of the musical material is drawn from the South Asian genre of "bhangra", concentrating on the improvisations and rhythms of "dhol" players.
Descriptors: Ethnography, Music, Creative Activities, Foreign Countries, Musicians, Music Education, Secondary School Students, Teaching Methods, Learning Processes, Role, Self Concept, Cultural Influences, Musical Instruments, Semi Structured Interviews, Cultural Context, Social Environment
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Asia; United Kingdom (England)
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