The Routledge Companion to the Study of Local Musicking
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The Routledge Companion to the Study of Local Musicking provides a reference to how, cross-culturally, musicking constructs locality and how locality is constructed by the musicking that takes place within it, that is, how people engage with ideas of community and place through music. The term "musicking" has gained currency in music studies, and refers to the diverse ways in which people engage with music, regardless of the nature of this engagement. By linking musicking to the local, this book highlights the ways in which musical practices and discourses interact with people's everyday experiences and understandings of their immediate environment, their connections and commitment to that locality, and the people who exist within it. It explores what makes local musicking "local." By viewing musicking from the perspective of where it takes place, the contributions in this collection engage with debates on the processes of musicking, identity construction, community-building and network formation, competitions and rivalries, place and space making, and local-global dynamics.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 516 pages
  • 178 x 254mm | 1,170g
  • ROUTLEDGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 12 Line drawings, black and white; 27 Halftones, black and white; 2 Tables, black and white
  • 1138920118
  • 9781138920118

Table of contents

Acknowledgements





Preface


Katherine Brucher and Suzel A. Reily





Foreword: Amateur Bands, Their Localities, and Their Challenges - The Lessons of History


Trevor Herbert


Contributors





Local Musicking: An Introduction


Suzel A. Reily and Katherine Brucher





Section I - Modes of Local Musicking





1. Participatory Performance and the Authenticity of Place in Old-Time Music


Thomas Turino





2. Protestant-Lutheran Choir Singing in Northern Germany: Dimensions of Presentational Musicking in Local Community


Britta Sweers





3. Attending Concerts: Local Musicking among Greenlandic Youth


Andreas Otte





4. Hyperactive Musical Communities On- and Offline: Dancing and Producing Chicago Footwork, Shangaan Electro and Gqom


Noel Lobley





5. Community Beyond Locality: Circuits of Transnational Macedonian Romani Music


Carol Silverman





6. Community and the Musicking of Participatory Research in Rio de Janeiro


Vincenzo Cambria





Section II - Musicking and the Production of Locality





7. Sounding and Producing Locality: Creating a Locally Distinctive Band Practice in Cape Town


Sylvia Bruinders





8. Orfeanismo: Local Musicking and the Building of Society in Provincial Portugal


Maria do Rosario Pestana


9. "It Gets Better When the People Come to Dance!": Participatory Music in the Black Community of Campinas


Erica Giesbrecht





10. Music Contests and Communities: A Small Competition Powwow and a Complex Fiddle Contest


Chris Goertzen





11. Tuning in to Locality: Participatory Musicking at a Community Radio Station


Andrew Mall





12. Performing Locality by Singing Together in Mizoram, Northeast India


Joanna Heath





13. Bringing Down the Spirit: Locating Music and Experience among Nigerian Pentecostal Worshippers in Athens


Evanthia Patsiaoura





14. The Musical Structuring of Feeling among the Venda


Suzel A. Reily





Section III - Pathways to Local Musicking





15. "I Am Sorry That We Made You Bleed:" Locality and Apprenticeship among Mande Hunters


Theodore L. Konkouris





16. Child Musicians and Dancers Performing in Sync: Teaching, Learning, and Rehearsing Collectively in Bali


Jonathan McIntosh





17. Local Music School Learning and Teaching: A View from Chicago and Beyond


Michael O'Toole





18. The Hidden Musicians of the Guqin Music World of Lanzhou


Zhao Yuxing and Suzel A. Reily





19. Rehearsing Values: Processes of Distinction in the Field Band Foundation of South Africa


Laryssa Whittaker





20. Protestant Parading Band Rehearsals in Northern Ireland


Gordon Ramsey





21. Pathways to Musicianship: Narratives by People with Blindness


Lucia Reily and Leonardo Augusto Cardoso de Oliveira





Section IV - Locality, Musical Connections, and Encounters





22. Borders and the Alma Guarani: Musical Encounters between Paraguay, Argentina, and Mato Grosso do Sul


Evandro Higa





23. Musica Litoranea (Coastal Music): Musicking Afro-Azorean Encounters in the South of Brazil


Reginaldo Gil Braga





24. Laughter, Liquor, and Licentiousness: Preservation through Play in Southern Vietnamese Traditional Music


Alexander M. Cannon





25. Performing the Local: Javanese Gamelan, Institutional Agendas, and "Structures of Feeling" at the Southbank Centre, London


Maria Mendonca





26. Mapping Cultural Diversity among Brazilian Musicians in Madrid


Gabril Hoskin





27. Sounding Out Community at Feasts in Portugal and in the Diaspora


Katherine Brucher





28. Local Musicking for a Global Cause


Caroline Bithell





Section V - Musicking Local Frictions





29. Sensing the Street: The Power and Politics of Sound and Aurality in a Northern Australian Rhythmscape


Fiona Magowan





30. Negotiating Local Tastes: Urban Professional Musicians in Athens


Ioannis Tsioulakis





31. Listening Low-Cost: Ethnography, the City, and the Tourist Ear


Lila Ellen Gray





32. Locating the National: Performing British Identity in Northern Ireland


Ray Casserly





33. The Political Aesthetics of Musicking during Carnival in Santiago de Cuba


Kjetil Klette Bohler


34. (Re)Presenting Marginality: Place and Musical Thought in Fernando Cabrera's Song "Ciudad de la Plata"


Ernesto Donas





35. Opening Eyes through Ears: Migrant Africans Musicking in Sao Paulo


Jasper Chalcraft and Rose Satiko Gitirana Hikiji





Afterword: The Real Realization of Music-Ritual: Local, Not-Local, and Localized


Ruth Finnegan





Index
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About Katherine Brucher

Suzel A. Reily is Professor of Ethnomusicology at the Universidade de Campinas, Brazil, and previously worked at Queen's University Belfast. She has published on several aspects of ethnomusicology. Her current research focuses on the music associated with vernacular Catholicism in southeastern Brazil.


Katherine Brucher is Associate Professor of Music at the DePaul University School of Music. She has published on folk and ethnic music in Chicago, Portuguese music, and global brass band traditions.
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