Hybrid identities and the role of music in their formation

Diner, S 2015, 'Hybrid identities and the role of music in their formation', in Theresa Petray and Anne Stephenson (ed.) Proceedings of the 2015 TASA Conference (TASA 2015), Cairns, Australia, 23-26 November 2015, pp. 153-159.


Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: Conference Papers

Title Hybrid identities and the role of music in their formation
Author(s) Diner, S
Year 2015
Conference name TASA 2015: Neoliberalism and contemporary challenges for the Asia-Pacific
Conference location Cairns, Australia
Conference dates 23-26 November 2015
Proceedings title Proceedings of the 2015 TASA Conference (TASA 2015)
Editor(s) Theresa Petray and Anne Stephenson
Publisher The Australian Sociological Association (TASA)
Place of publication Hawthorn, Australia
Start page 153
End page 159
Total pages 7
Abstract Columbia hosts a wide variety of vibrant musical traditions, whose differences have been fostered by the diverse topography, complex political history, and social and cultural traditions. In an increasingly interconnected world, these traditions have come to compete and blend together with influences and inspirations from international musical scenes, that reflect the different levels of global interconnectedness among the different regions of Colombia. This piece explores the results from an ethnographic study, in which observations and interviews were conducted throughout the months of November and December 2014, in various music venues located throughout Melbourne to determine what occurred when Colombian music migrated to Melbourne. This evolved into a study of two expatriate Colombian musicians who are based in Melbourne. The musicians showed that when producing music they utilised their Colombian heritage as well as drawing on Australian culture; creating a hybridised form of music culture. These findings provide an example of the hybridisation of culture and how individuals utilise their past and present environment to inform their cultural identity.
Subjects Social and Cultural Anthropology
Keyword(s) Imagined community
Colombia
Australia
Hybridity
Music
Migration
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