Beyond 'Innocence': Amis Aboriginal Song in Taiwan as an by ShzrEe Tan PDF

By ShzrEe Tan

ISBN-10: 1138115835

ISBN-13: 9781138115835

ISBN-10: 1409424367

ISBN-13: 9781409424369

Taiwan aboriginal track has obtained vast media assurance because the release and cost of a copyright lawsuit following pop crew Enigma's allegedly unauthorized use of Amis voices within the 1996 Olympics hit, go back To Innocence. Taking as her start line the ripple results of this situation, Shzr Ee Tan explores the connection of this music tradition to modern Amis society. She provides Amis tune in its a number of manifestations as an atmosphere, symbiotic elements of which have interaction and feed again upon each other in cross-cutting structures of village existence, pageant get together, cultural functionality, well known music, artwork song and Christian hymnody. Tan's research hinges upon drawing a conceptual line among ladhiw, the Amis time period for 'song' - a note vested with connotations of life-force, culture, ritual and taboo - and the overseas time period of yinyue ('music' - borrowed from Mandarin). This distinction varieties the foundation of ways Amis music is (re)constructed via techniques of modernization, Christianization and politico-economic switch. A unmarried Amis melody, for instance, can exist in numerous guises which are contextually specific yet functionally mutually-supportive. hence, a weeding music (ladhiw), which can have misplaced its conventional context of life following developments in farming know-how, turns into sustained inside of a bigger atmosphere, discovering new lifestyles at the interacting systems of Amis Catholic hymnody, karaoke and vacationer indicates. The latter genres (collectively, yinyue) won't depend on conventional livelihoods for survival, yet thrive on a standard melody's deeper institutions to neighborhood reminiscence and idealized Amis identities. whereas those new and outdated genres are stylistically separate, they feed into one another and again into themselves - via remodeling contexts and cross-referenced memes - in natural and constructing cycles of track job. Drawing from fieldwork performed from 2000-2010 in addition to a history in ethnomusicology and journalism, Ta

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