Spinetti, Federico (2017). Choreographing the Self: Staged Folklore and Popular Music in Rural Tajikistan. Ethnomusicology Ireland (5). pp. 75-100. Limerick: ICTM Ireland. ISSN 2009-4094

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This article discusses the influence of staged folklore and popular music upon the musical life of a Central Asian rural community – that of the Dashtijum mountain valley in Tajikistan. I trace the musical history of the Dashtijumis across the late-Soviet and post-Soviet periods, following their experiences of migration away from and back to the mountains. In the process, I highlight how the cross-fertilization between grassroots musical practices, and staged and mediated traditional and popular musics, has offered a terrain for the articulation of collective identifications, memories and everyday lifeworlds among the Dashtijumis, illuminating more broadly their position and response vis-à-vis changing historical, technological and ideological frameworks.

Item Type: Journal Article
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URN: urn:nbn:de:hbz:38-508990
Journal or Publication Title: Ethnomusicology Ireland
Number: 5
Page Range: pp. 75-100
Date: 2017
Publisher: ICTM Ireland
Place of Publication: Limerick
ISSN: 2009-4094
Language: English
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Fächergruppe 1: Kunstgeschichte, Musikwissenschaft, Medienkultur und Theater, Linguistik, IDH > Musikwissenschaftliches Institut
Subjects: Social sciences
Customs, etiquette, folklore
Geography and history
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Refereed: Yes
URI: http://kups.ub.uni-koeln.de/id/eprint/50899


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