By Anna Hoefnagels

Contemporary Aboriginal tune from powwow to hip hop, the folks that make it, and the problems that form it.

First countries, Inuit, and Métis song in Canada is dynamic and numerous, reflecting continuities with prior traditions and leading edge methods to making new musical sounds. Aboriginal song 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.

Comprised of essays, interviews, and private reflections by way of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal musicians and students alike, the gathering highlights subject matters of innovation, instructing and transmission, and cultural interplay. person chapters talk about musical genres starting from well known kinds together with kingdom and pa to nation-specific and intertribal practices corresponding to powwows, in addition to hybrid performances that comprise track with theatre and dance. As a complete, this assortment demonstrates how tune is...

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Hamilton 64 These Mysterious People Shaping History and Archaeology in a Northwest Coast Community Susan Roy 65 Telling It to the Judge Taking Native History to Court Arthur J. Ray 66 Aboriginal Music in Contemporary Canada Echoes and Exchanges Edited by Anna Hoefnagels and Beverley Diamond � McGill-Queen’s University Press 2012 ISBN 978-0-7735-3951-8 Legal deposit first quarter 2012 Bibliothèque nationale du Québec Printed in Canada on acid-free paper. This book has been published with the help of a grant from the Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences, thorugh the Aid to Scholarly Publications Program, using funds provided by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.

This anthology of research essays, interviews, and personal reflections of Aboriginal musicians presents a multifaceted representation of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis music in Canada at the beginning of the twenty-first century. The chapters illustrate ongoing negotiations of identity organized around three broad themes: (1) Innovating Tradition, (2) Teaching and Transmission, and (3) Cultural Interactions and Negotiations. The subjects addressed by the authors include the influence of new technologies, modes of transmission, intercultural processes, and intellectual property implications.

Like that of other contemporary scholars such as Browner (2002), their work challenges the overarching dichotomy of “northern” and “southern” singing styles by demonstrating regional practices that use elements of both. Patricia Albers and Beatrice Medicine (2005) offer a personal account of changing magnitudes and structures of powwow performance on the northern Plains, suggesting that different issues emerge at events of different scale and substance. Media emanating from powwows in the form of CDs or DVDs,16 as well as the mediation of powwow culture in the press, have been studied by Scales (forthcoming, 2007, 2004, 2002), Mark Ruml (2000), Kathleen Buddle (2004), and Whidden (1992).

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