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Musical Intimacies and Indigenous Imaginaries: Aboriginal Music and Dance in Public Performance

Byron Dueck


Musical Intimacies and Indigenous Imaginaries considers several genres of music and dance currently performed in First Nations and Métis communities in the western Canadian province of Manitoba, including fiddling, step dancing, country music, and gospel song. It also explores some of the contexts in which these genres are performed, including concerts, coffeehouses, dance competitions, and funerary wakes. Such gatherings open up spaces for the expression of distinctive modes of northern Algonquian sociability; they also play a role in the perpetuation of a distinctive indigenous ... More

Keywords: music, dance, aboriginal/indigenous/Native American/Native North American First Nations/Indians, Métis, Cree, Ojibwe/Ojibwa/Chippewa/Saulteaux, publics, counterpublics, antipublicity, mass mediation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199747641
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199747641.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Byron Dueck, author
The Open University