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Me Kalese Mi Arhondisa, 2021 William & Mary

Me Kalese Mi Arhondisa

Sheet Music

No abstract provided.


Christian Worship In Nagaland, Jane Elizabeth Laremore 2021 Liberty University

Christian Worship In Nagaland, Jane Elizabeth Laremore

Masters Theses

Christianity has historically suppressed Naga traditional music and culture, and yet Christian music plays an important role in the construction of Naga identity. A brief history and overview of Christian music in Nagaland including, hymn singing, contemporary Christian music, and revival songs demonstrates how the unique social, cultural and political context of Nagaland has created a generational divide in worship style preferences and the birth of the revival song genre. Snapshots of the life and work of Naga composers further illustrate these themes and provide insight into the incorporation of Naga folk music in Christian worship. While advocates make strong ...


Mf018 Folksong Student Papers, Special Collections, Raymond H. Fogler Library, University of Maine 2021 The University of Maine

Mf018 Folksong Student Papers, Special Collections, Raymond H. Fogler Library, University Of Maine

Northeast Archives of Folklore and Oral History Finding Aids

This collection contains a series of student projects on folksongs in America.

NA0462 Barbara Harriman and Ned Smith for FO 134, spring 1968, Bangor, Maine. Diary of song collecting in the Bangor area - fragmentary collection. RESTRICTED. No donor paperwork on file. Text: 12 pp. diary.

NA0471 Various, interviewed by Carol Heilsberg for FO 134, spring 1968, Ashland, Maine. Diary of unsuccessful search for French-Canadian songs or woods songs in the Ashland area. Text: 30 pp. diary.

NA0495 Various, interviewed by Ruth Drake for FO 134, spring 1968, Bucksport, Orland, and Island of Verona, Maine. Paper deals with Amos Hanson, a ...


Lost In Translation: A Critical Analysis Of The Libretto In Handel's Messiah, Jordan Lehto, Aaron Escamilla, Eden H. Nimietz 2020 Augustana College, Rock Island Illinois

Lost In Translation: A Critical Analysis Of The Libretto In Handel's Messiah, Jordan Lehto, Aaron Escamilla, Eden H. Nimietz

2020 Festschrift: Georg Frideric Handel's "Messiah"

Handel’s Messiah is renowned for its lush sound and richly developed message regarding the rejoicing of Christians and the celebration of religion through their faith in a divine savior. Not only is the full oratorio performed by countless ensembles every year, but many scholars have spent months, and even years, poring over its libretto. The conclusions they have come up with regarding the intentions of the librettist, Charles Jennens, have sparked much controversy over the years. Because of Jennens’ personal, religious beliefs, many scholars are concerned that much of his libretto is designed to discredit all other religions and ...


Warfare And Welcome: Practicality And Qur’Ānic Hierarchy In Ibāḍī Muslims’ Jurisprudential Rulings On Music, Bradford J. Garvey 2020 Amherst College

Warfare And Welcome: Practicality And Qur’Ānic Hierarchy In Ibāḍī Muslims’ Jurisprudential Rulings On Music, Bradford J. Garvey

Yale Journal of Music & Religion

While much ink has been spilled by musicologists on the legal standing of music in Islamic jurisprudential scholarship, few scholars have offered as comprehensive a view as Lois Ibsen Al-Faruqi. Thirty-five years after her major works on this issue, this article seeks to reassess her model of musical legitimacy within Muslim scholarship. Al-Faruqi places Qur’ānic recitation at the apex of a unidirectional continuum of sound art, with genres less similar to the recitation of the Qur’ān located progressively further away from it. Based on fieldwork in the Sultanate of Oman in 2015-17 and engaging with recent reinvigorations on ...


Metta, Mudita, And Metal: Dhamma Instruments In Burmese Buddhism, Gavin D. Douglas 2020 University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Metta, Mudita, And Metal: Dhamma Instruments In Burmese Buddhism, Gavin D. Douglas

Yale Journal of Music & Religion

Bells, gongs, and other dhamma instruments offer valuable insights into the role of sound in Buddhist practice. Participation in musical events in the Theravada Buddhist world is deemed inappropriate for devote laity and for those who have taken monastic vows. The seventh Buddhist precept implores monks “to abstain from dancing, singing, and music,” yet Buddhist monasteries and pagodas are sonically vibrant places that contain a wide variety of layered bells, gongs, chants, and prayers sculpting the sonic environment. This study examines the soundscape of Burmese Buddhist social space and argues that these sounds are essential to understanding the lived practice ...


Accelerationism And Techno-Orientalism In Macintosh Plus’S Floral Shoppe, Teagan Kim 2020 The Johns Hopkins University

Accelerationism And Techno-Orientalism In Macintosh Plus’S Floral Shoppe, Teagan Kim

The Macksey Journal

Vaporwave is an internet-mediated music genre that has gained worldwide popularity within the last decade, and Floral Shoppe (2011) by Macintosh Plus is widely considered to be the most famous vaporwave album. Floral Shoppe, widely considered to be the seminal album of the vaporwave genre, indexes accelerationism and techno-orientalism in its sampling style and its album art. Drawing on Dr. David Roh's theories of techno-orientalism in media, Dr. Ken McLeod's research regarding techno-orientalism in the genre of vaporwave, Dr. Alessandro Duranti's theories of indexicality, and Dr. James Clifford's art-culture system, I will place Floral Shoppe within ...


Multicultural Musical Landscapes: Investigating Musical Influences In Southern West Virginia Company Towns, Steven Alan Schumann 2020 Marshall University

Multicultural Musical Landscapes: Investigating Musical Influences In Southern West Virginia Company Towns, Steven Alan Schumann

The Macksey Journal

The region of West Virginia known as the Southern Coalfields experienced a huge population boom in the late 19th century into the mid 20th century due to the discovery and exploitation of coal seams in the area. Modern discourse on the region often highlights the areas predominantly white population, however, this region of the state was built in large part by waves of immigrants who often faced horrific conditions, which resulted in the death or injury of thousands. This paper utilizes a variety of historical and musical sources to present aspects of a multicultural world in the Southern Coalfields which ...


Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: A Composer On The Fault Line Of Ideological Change, Stephen J. White 2020 Cedarville University

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: A Composer On The Fault Line Of Ideological Change, Stephen J. White

Musical Offerings

While there has been a renewed interest in recent years on Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach and his place as a transitional figure in Western music history, little academic thought is given to his musical philosophy. Emanuel’s father, Johann Sebastian Bach, taught him the German-Protestant view that the primary purpose of music was to highlight scripture. Through his education, Emanuel gained an appreciation for the secular philosophies of humanism and the Enlightenment. In contrast to J. S. Bach’s Protestant views, the philosophies of the Enlightenment asserted that the primary purpose of music was to highlight the essence of humanity ...


The Performance And Patronage Of Baloch Culture Through Music (And Related Arts) In The Eastern Arabian Peninsula, George Murer 2020 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

The Performance And Patronage Of Baloch Culture Through Music (And Related Arts) In The Eastern Arabian Peninsula, George Murer

Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

This dissertation is a study of Baloch musical—and ritual—idioms as cultivated (and variously innovated, embellished, patronized, and reconstructed) in the relatively prosperous and cosmopolitan urban environments of the coastal Eastern Arabian Peninsula—the third major concentration of Baloch population after Balochistan and Karachi. Due to historical and geographic particulars, the origins of Peninsular Baloch communities lie primarily in the Makran region that extends along the Arabian Sea coast and across the political boundary separating Iran and Pakistan. If musical activities play a significant role in orienting Baloch communities socially and politically, what are the presentational strategies implied in ...


The Modes Of Intervention In Alvin Lucier’S I Am Sitting In A Room, Daniel Fox 2020 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

The Modes Of Intervention In Alvin Lucier’S I Am Sitting In A Room, Daniel Fox

Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

Alvin Lucier’s I am sitting in a room (1969) is an icon of experimental music and sound art. The sizable literature addressing the aesthetic and philosophical implications of this piece rarely discusses the performance practice beyond what is indicated in the score itself. This is problematic for two reasons: 1) The meaning that is derived from the piece often hinges not just on what sounds are obtained, but on how they are obtained. 2) Over the past 50 years, changes in the performance practice have altered what constitutes the work: magnetic tape was used until 2000 when it was ...


Occitan Musicians, Immigration, And Postcolonial Regionalism In Southern France, Sarah E. Trouslard 2020 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

Occitan Musicians, Immigration, And Postcolonial Regionalism In Southern France, Sarah E. Trouslard

Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

Based on ethnographic fieldwork conducted in southern France, this dissertation analyzes contemporary Occitan musical expression in relation to postcolonial immigration. “Occitan” refers to a group of linguistic practices found in the south of France, including Provençal and Languedocien. Throughout this study, I discuss commonalities between postcolonial and regionalist history and theory, shedding light on notions of cultural citizenship that have defined French sociopolitics in recent decades. The historian Herman Lebovics (2004) coined the term “postcolonial regionalism” in reference to the impact of decolonization on regional protest movements in France during the 1970s. During that time, singer/songwriters of the nòva ...


A Rendezvous With Revolution: How Contemporary Female Singers Have Transformed Egypt, Summer El-Shahawy 2020 University of Arkansas

A Rendezvous With Revolution: How Contemporary Female Singers Have Transformed Egypt, Summer El-Shahawy

The Macksey Journal

In this research project on contemporary female singers in Egypt, I will reveal the creative processes behind alternative female musicians' sounds and explore how female musicians who inhabit the fringes of underground musical niches contribute to social changes and impact gender roles in the Egyptian music domain. Over time, Egypt has undergone multiple waves of radical social and political change, including the 2011 revolution and the ousting of President Mubarak. The political and social changes that occurred during this pivotal event have increased the importance of music as an avenue for protest and expression and have allowed more space for ...


A North Korean Diasporic Community Of Performers, Sunhong Kim 2020 Syracuse University

A North Korean Diasporic Community Of Performers, Sunhong Kim

English Language Institute

The purpose of this study is exploring music’s role to a North Korean diasporic community.


Talk This Way: A Look At The Historical Conversation Between Hip-Hop And Christianity, Joshua Swanson 2020 East Tennessee State University

Talk This Way: A Look At The Historical Conversation Between Hip-Hop And Christianity, Joshua Swanson

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Christianity and Hip-Hop culture are often said to be at odds with one another. One is said to promote a lifestyle of righteousness and love, while the other is said to promote drugs, violence, and pride. As a result, the public has portrayed these two institutions as conflicting with no willingness to resolve their perceived differences. This paper will argue that there has always been a healthy conversation between Hip-Hop and Christianity since Hip-Hop’s inception. Using sources like Hip-Hop lyrics, theologians, historians, autobiographies, sermons, and articles that range from Ma$e to Tipper Gore, this paper will look at ...


Tearing Down The Wall: An Analysis Of Pink Floyd’S 1979 Rock Opera, Darla Testino 2020 University of the Pacific

Tearing Down The Wall: An Analysis Of Pink Floyd’S 1979 Rock Opera, Darla Testino

Backstage Pass

No abstract provided.


Passing The Baton From Detroit To Berlin: Techno’S Introduction To The Global Scene, Rebekah M. Thomas 2020 University of the Pacific

Passing The Baton From Detroit To Berlin: Techno’S Introduction To The Global Scene, Rebekah M. Thomas

Backstage Pass

Podcast describing the history and cultural impact of the techno music trend in the 1980s and 1990s.


“The Personal Is Political”: The Power Of Female Voices In 1970s Pop Music And Beyond, Jennifer Morrow 2020 University of the Pacific

“The Personal Is Political”: The Power Of Female Voices In 1970s Pop Music And Beyond, Jennifer Morrow

Backstage Pass

This essay examines how, in the male-dominated structures of the popular music industry, narratives about women have been marginalized, ignored, and undervalued. The female singer-songwriter, my research suggests, is, by definition, a contradiction and subversion of traditional gender roles, and this position has been claimed by female musicians as a form of rebellion and resistance. In the scope of my research, I focus on how female pop artists have embraced songwriting as a medium for authentic self-expression, and how these narratives have been embraced as autoethnographies that represent the collective experiences and frustrations of women in a patriarchal social landscape ...


Williams, Michael Ann (Fa 459), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2020 Western Kentucky University

Williams, Michael Ann (Fa 459), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid and interview transcriptions for Folklife Archives Project 459. Interviews related to Sarah Gertrude Knott and the National Folk Festival conducted by Michael Ann Williams and Hillary Glatt as part of a joint project for the Kentucky Oral History Commission and Western Kentucky University. The audio interviews did not come with this collection. Interview transcriptions may be accessed by clicking on the "Download" button to the right and then clicking on the hyperlinks in the finding aid.


Songs And The Soil, Mark Garry, Louise Reddy 2020 Technological University Dublin

Songs And The Soil, Mark Garry, Louise Reddy

Books/Book Chapters

Published in conjuction with an exhibition. The exhibition engages with the subjects of landscape and music/sound—exploring each element from historical, social and culturally associative perspectives; where landscape is recognised as a fluid term articulating physical space, idealised space and social space that reflects a convergence of physical processes and cultural meaning, and where song act as a response to, or archive, of personal, historical or socio-political instances. Several works engage landscape and musical sound intersect. The exhibition integrates a broad range of media,positions and responses to these research subjects; including two film works, a six-hour soundtrack for ...


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