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ERIC Number: EJ1169178
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Feb
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0255-7614
Our Culture Is Who We Are! "Rescuing" Grenadian Identity through Musicking and Music Education
Sirek, Danielle
International Journal of Music Education, v36 n1 p47-57 Feb 2018
In this article I explore the relationships between identities and musicking in Grenada, West Indies, taking into account the understandings of community and nationhood that foreground and inform identity discourse in the Grenadian context. Through the dual lenses of music education and ethnomusicology, I analyze musicking and music education initiatives intended to "rescue" Grenadian identity and Grenadian values as articulated by an older generation of Grenadians and by governmental agencies. I argue that musicking in Grenada is intertwined with identity in complex ways, and that there is a perceived lack of transmission of folk musicking practices whose consequences extend well beyond losing musical traditions. This article illuminates conflicts of identity, the deep sense of loss of "who we are" that has occurred in Grenadian society in recent times, and controversies of music transmission.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Grenada
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