Aboriginal Music in Contemporary Canada: Echoes and by Anna Hoefnagels PDF

By Anna Hoefnagels

ISBN-10: 0773539514

ISBN-13: 9780773539518

First international locations, Inuit, and Métis song in Canada is dynamic and various, reflecting continuities with past traditions and cutting edge methods to making new musical sounds. Aboriginal tune in modern Canada narrates a narrative of resistance and renewal, fight and luck, as indigenous musicians in Canada negotiate who they're and who they wish to be. constructed from essays, interviews, and private reflections by means of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal musicians and students alike, the gathering highlights subject matters of innovation, educating and transmission, and cultural interplay. person chapters speak about musical genres starting from well known kinds together with state and pa to nation-specific and intertribal practices comparable to powwows, in addition to hybrid performances that contain tune with theatre and dance. As an entire, this assortment demonstrates how song is a robust instrument for articulating the social demanding situations confronted via Aboriginal groups and a great way to verify indigenous power and delight. Juxtaposing scholarly research with creative perform, Aboriginal song in modern Canada celebrates and significantly engages Canada's bright Aboriginal tune scene. individuals comprise Véronique Audet (Université de Montreal), Columpa C. Bobb (Tsleil Waututh and Nlaka'pamux, Manitoba Theatre for younger People), Sadie greenback (Haudenosaunee), Annette Chrétien (Métis), Marie Clements (Métis/Dene), Walter Denny Jr. (Mi'kmaw), Gabriel Desrosiers (Ojibwa, collage of Minnesota, Morris), Beverley Diamond (Memorial University), Jimmy Dick (Cree), Byron Dueck (Royal Northern collage of Music), Klisala Harrison (University of Helsinki), Donna Lariviere (Algonquin), Charity Marsh (University of Regina), Sophie Merasty (Dene and Cree), Garry Oker (Dane-zaa), Marcia Ostashewski (Cape Breton University), Mary Piercey (Memorial University), Amber Ridington (Memorial University), Dylan Robinson (Stó:lo, college of Toronto), Christopher Scales (Michigan country University), Gilles Sioui (Wendat), Gordon E. Smith (Queen's University), Beverly Souliere (Algonquin), Janice Esther Tulk (Memorial University), Florent Vollant (Innu) and Russell Wallace (Lil'wat).

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The Dane-zaa have two types of songs. Personal medicine songs, received during vision quests, are called mayinéʔ (my song) and are almost never sung in public or shared with others. They are used only when a person is in dire need of help. 8 Songs shared with the community and sung both by individuals on their own and during dreamers’ dance gatherings are referred to as nááchęyinéʔ (dreamers’ songs), Nahhatááʔyinéʔ (God songs), or prayer songs. These songs are given to a dreamer in Heaven9 by the Creator/God to help the dreamer guide Dane-zaa people through life and death and for use during their prayer and dance ceremonies (Mills 1982; Ridington 2006a, 172).

1992), Richard Keeling’s North American Indian Music (1997), and Brian Wright-McLeod’s Encyclopedia of Native Music (2005), all of which have extensive coverage of communities, individuals, or practices in Canada. Several reference sources compiled by Native Americans have included significant material on music-related topics and individuals; see, for instance, Rayna Green’s The British Museum Encyclopedia of Native North America (1999) or Duane Champagne’s Native America: Portrait of the Peoples (1994).

Antane Kapesh 1976) and shorter biographies of Native women in the arts (Brant and Laronde 1996). See also Anderson (2000), Anderson and Lawrence (2003), Caldwell (1999), Perdue (2001), and Kulchyski et al. (1999). 18 Margaret Paul has also presented a part of her life story in Kulchyski et al. (1999). 19 It should be noted that some studies of the potlatch focus on dimensions other than the music and dance performance. See, for example, Cole and Chaikin (1990) on the legal history relating to the bans initiated in the 1880s or Kan (1989) on the mortuary customs and beliefs.

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