As we come to the end of 2020, here’s a chance to hear from the Arts & Culture team based at University of Toronto Scarborough.
The Arts and Culture team looks at how Ethno participates in the shaping of culture through music at local, regional, and global levels, and how Organizers, Artistic Leaders, and participants understand and describe the impacts of Ethno. This involves examining the place of traditional/folk musics at Ethno and the place of Ethno in traditional and folk music scenes in Europe and beyond. We’re also looking at professional musical collaborations that have grown out of Ethno.
The Arts and Culture Team is also exploring how Organizers, Artistic Leaders, and participants navigate discussions of cultural issues at Ethno camps and how they may (or may not) introduce and facilitate such discussions.
Our research involves a combination of interviews and participant-observation, including an analysis of the Ethnopia, Ethno Forever, and Ethno-World Facebook pages. We plan on sharing our research through an interactive “sound map” of Ethno camps, written reports and articles, and conference presentations.