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dc.contributor.authorBendrups, Dan
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T16:02:56Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T16:02:56Z
dc.date.issued2011
dc.date.modified2013-11-25T01:16:44Z
dc.identifier.isbn9789984588384
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/54625
dc.description.abstractThe city of Christchurch, New Zealand, is home to the most distant settlement of the post-World War Two Latvian diaspora. For more than sixty years, this tiny community has maintained a strong sense of cultural identity through music and dance, despite the difficulties presented by geographic distance and isolation. In 2008, I initiated an ethnographic recording project with musicians from the Christchurch Latvian community, which resulted in the production of a double-CD, Lai atskan dziesmas. This paper provides a discussion of the practical and theoretical considerations of the ethnographic component of this recording project, and examines the process of identity construction embodied in the recording process. This construction of identity can be examined on many levels, as it involved issues such as the juxtaposition of archival and new recordings, the process of repertoire selection, the differing challenges of live and studio recording, and the process of re-arrangement of songs for the purposes of studio recording. Furthermore, the recording process mobilised issues of identity with respect to the roles of Latvian and non-Latvian musicians involved, and even the ways in which songs on the CD reflect the shared identity of the Christchurch community.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.languageLatvian
dc.language.isolav
dc.publisherMusica Baltica
dc.publisher.placeLatvia
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.musicabaltica.com/
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.music.lv/upload/pages/30/torgans_raksts.pdf
dc.relation.ispartofbooktitleMūzikas akadēmijas raksti
dc.relation.ispartofchapter2
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom25
dc.relation.ispartofpageto33
dc.relation.ispartofvolume8
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchMusicology and Ethnomusicology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode190409
dc.titleLai atskan dziesmas: Latvian Music and Cultural Identity in Twenty-First Century New Zealand
dc.typeBook chapter
dc.type.descriptionB1 - Chapters
dc.type.codeB - Book Chapters
gro.facultyArts, Education & Law Group, Queensland Conservatorium
gro.date.issued2011
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorBendrups, Dan


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