• Embodied Meaning in Jamaican Popular Music

    Author(s):
    Larisa Mann (see profile)
    Date:
    2015
    Group(s):
    Ethnomusicology, Music and Sound
    Subject(s):
    Caribbean Area, Ethnology--Fieldwork, Music, Popular music
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    intimacy, Caribbean, Epistemology, Ethnographic fieldwork, Popular Music Studies
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/hyk7-4041
    Abstract:
    (First paragraph): "Any DJ could tell you that you don’t know what music really means until you see it in people’s bodies. A DJ establishes a relationship between audio recordings and the crowd, responding to the speed and intensity of their movements, the symbolism of physical attitudes and gestures, their vocalizations, and the simple presence or absence of different people at the site of musical engagement. Forging this dynamic relationship is neither curation nor translation, nor encoding/decoding of music: it is knowledge, recognition, and affirmation of a shared moment of trust and intimacy. Such collaborative accountability to a living audience provides a useful framework for understanding the value of ethnographic work in media studies."
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    Status:
    Published
    Last Updated:
    1 year ago
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