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ICTM & SOUNDshift Daily Events (17 July)

July 16, 2011

ICTM + SOUNDshift events open to the public

Sunday, July 17



CONCERT (Tickets $25/15)

  • INDIGENOUS NOW! shines the spotlight on well-known Native American groups, a trans-national indigenous ensemble and a Sámi duo who add jazz and popular music elements to the tradition of “joiking”; (characterizing people, places, or animals in song).

WORKSHOPS (tickets $10 each or 3 for $20)

  • 10:30 am-12:00 pm
    • Singing the West: Traditional Songs and Songs in the Tradition from the Prairies and British Columbia – E. David and Rosaleen Gregory, John Leeder (Irwin’s Court)
    • Haudenosaunee Social Dance and Music – Six Nations Women Singers (MMAP Gallery)
    • 1:30 pm-3:00 pm
      • Tuvan Overtone Singing – Tran Quang Hai (Gallery East)
      • Taiko Drumming Techniques – Uzume Taiko (Irwin’s Court)
      • Georgian Polyphony – Zari (Gallery East)
      • 3:30 pm-5:00 pm
        • Arabic Rhythms and Modes -The Traditional Arabic Music Ensemble (Irwin’s Court)
        • Tango – Adriana Cerletti, Silvia Citro (MMAP Gallery)
        • Australian Indigenous Songs. Arts & Culture Centre, Gallery East

FILMS (tickets $5 each)

  • 10:30 AM – 12:00 NOON
    • Aaron CARTER-COHN(USA). At Home with Music: Burundian Refugees in América. 20 minutes.
      • In San Antonio, you will find world music in an unlikely place: a mid-sized Episcopal church that hosts an annual World Refugee Day event that routinely attracts over 1000 people. Out of this event emerged a Pentecostal congregation of Burundian refugees who fled their country during the civil war of 1992 and who needed facilities where they could make music. Burundi is known for drumming, but you will not find amashako, ibishikiso, or ikiranya drums here. Amongst the Burundian refugees in San Antonio, electric bass and guitar or MIDI disks are the choice accompaniments. The only remnants of tradition are the singing and dancing that is integral to music in Africa. Spanning a year, the film highlights acquisitions of new instruments and equipment, hitherto unavailable, demonstrating how new tools change music and dance practice. Interviews are conducted in French; singing is in Kirundi, Swahili and other African languages; English subtitles are included.
      • NGUYEN Thuy Tien (Vietnam). Vietnamese Hiphop in a Dialogue With the Past.20 minutes
        • In Vietnam, hiphop was imported during the 1990s and quickly attracted a massive student community, despite the indifference of state institutions and attempts at suppression by the parents. At the beginning, hiphop was completely imitative of other models but by 2000, with an experiment based on xam background music, the hiphop youth began returning to their roots. The hiphop community and musical researchers started a dialogue about traditional music as it bridges generations. The project is primarily based on three genres representing three regions of Vietnam: Ca trù of the North, Central Highlands’ gong and Southern Tài tu music.

PRESENTATION (free admission)

  • Safeguarding living culture – the state of affairs as regards the 2003 UNESCO convention (Sunday July 17 from 1:30-3:00pm @ Arts and Culture Centre main theatre)
    • The 2003 UNESCO convention for the safeguarding of the intangible cultural heritage (ICH, living culture) has now been operating in full swing since 2008, after establishing its operational directives, etc. In this panel we would like to look at the results so far and suggest solutions for current problems. In this panel we want to look critically to what safeguarding living culture means in the context of the 2003 UNESCO convention. We shall address some general questions and also look into regional implications. After several short introductions by the panelists (together about 45 minutes), we invite you to take part in the general discussion.

EXHIBIT (free admission)

  • Dr. Maud Karpeles: A Retrospective of Her Newfoundland Fieldwork, 1929 and 1930. Music Resource Centre, School of Music
    • A special exhibition on Maud Karpeles O.B.E. (1885-1976), her fieldwork in Newfoundland in 1929-30, and her contribution to the International Folk Music Council (the forerunner of ICTM) has been curated especially for ICTM 2011 by Dr. Anna Kearney Guigne. It is located in the Music Resource Centre of the School of Music, open to delegates during the conference except for the excursion day on Saturday. The exhibit was designed by ethnomusicologist Graham Blair.

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