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Beyond the Notes: Learning Through Ethnography - Jazz, Citizenship, and Manouche Identity in France (Dr. Siv B. Lie)

Presented ByMason School of Music
When/WhereFriday, Feb 22, 2019 12:30pmdeLaski Performing Arts Building, 3001, de Laski Rehearsal Room, Fairfax Campus

Learning Through Ethnography: Jazz, Citizenship, and Manouche Identity in France

Abstract: Ethnography is the firsthand study of people in action. In this talk, I will discuss how ethnomusicologists use ethnography to learn about the musical and sonic practices of all kinds of people. In doing so, ethnomusicologists can explain how different people make sense of their worlds through music and sound. I will discuss my own ethnographic research among Manouche Romani (also known as “Gypsy”) jazz musicians in France for whom music is an important means of public self-representation. This research shows that talk about music, and musical performance itself, are ways for Manouches to proclaim both their cultural uniqueness and their right to belong to the French nation.

School of Music students: MUSI 300 credit events are marked with (*).