Tradition, authenticity, and context: The case for a dynamic approach

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Title Tradition, authenticity, and context: The case for a dynamic approach
Author Schippers, Huib
Journal Name British Journal of Music Education
Year Published 2006
Place of publication Cambridge
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Abstract The encounter – and sometimes confrontation – of music with various cultural backgrounds challenges many preconceptions and prejudices on music making and learning. The rise of what is now often called 'world music' has not only brought new sound worlds to Western ears, but digs deep into existing systems of belief. In discussing both Western classical and world music, concepts such as tradition, authenticity and context are often used with firm conviction. On closer examination, however, they are applied with ambiguous or even contradictory meaning. A cross-cultural exploration of these concepts reveals that they are not nearly as clear, stable, and value-free as they may appear. A more dynamic interpretation of these terms is needed to understand contemporary realities of music making and education at all levels, and to enable teachers to apply these concepts to everyday studio and classroom practices.
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Copyright Statement Copyright 2006 Cambridge University Press. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.
Volume 23
Issue Number 3
Page from 333
Page to 349
Date Accessioned 2007-06-29
Language en_AU
Research Centre Queensland Conservatorium Research Centre
Faculty Queensland Conservatorium
Subject Music
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1a

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