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Pwofite Tèt Ou”(Avail Yoourself): The Minoritarian Politics Of Haitian Music In Paris, Laura Donnelly Jan 2016

Pwofite Tèt Ou”(Avail Yoourself): The Minoritarian Politics Of Haitian Music In Paris, Laura Donnelly

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Paris functions as a diverse site in which Haitians and French Antilleans come together most significantly in relation to musical interaction. Haitian music in Paris, especially konpa, is frequently paired with Antillean music, specifically zouk, whether it be on the radio, as Antillean stations frequently co-opt konpa or in dance clubs for deejayed events. Thus, konpa and zouk share modes of dissemination and consumption, and are frequently grouped together. These mutually shared spaces of musical consumption enable and promote the formation of connections between Antillean and Haitian communities, enabled by a minoritarian politics rooted in shared colonial histories and coupled ...


Music And Embodied Imagining: Metaphor And Metonymy In Western Art Music, Deanna Kemler Jan 2001

Music And Embodied Imagining: Metaphor And Metonymy In Western Art Music, Deanna Kemler

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This dissertation poses the question, "How does music mean?" If we acknowledge that music exists in the material world as a complex sound wave only, we must wonder how music, as felt meaning, arises. Scholars have often approached this question through considering music as a language. I do not employ this approach. In fact, I criticize this analogy and the epistemology on which it is based as reductive and inconsistent with musical experience. This analogy diminishes a whole-bodied experience to one that involves only the mind and ears and decreases resonant, lived meaning to "content"--metaphorically an object transferred by ...