National Melodies, Global Harmony? Identity, Agency, and Youth Cultural Production at Ethno World camps
Researchers from Ethno Research’s Arts & Culture team, based at University of Toronto Scarborough, presented a panel at the virtual North Atlantic Fiddle Convention on 23rd June 2021, titled National Melodies, Global Harmony? Identity, Agency, and Youth Cultural Production at Ethno World camps.
The three presentations explored the ways in which Ethno World gatherings use traditional musics to produce a public-facing vision of nation-to-nation global harmony while celebrating a post-nationalist vision of global youth culture. The panelists argued for increased attention to the role of voluntary associations and non-governmental organizations, such as music camps, in shaping present-day transmission of traditional repertoires.
The presentations were followed by a discussion with delegates, some of them past participants of Ethno, touching on themes of dance and movement; a top-down musical approach; and commonalities and diversity in the “Ethno sound”. The abstracts for the panel presentations are in the NAFCo conference programme, and their titles are below.
Discourses of Personal and National Authenticity at Ethno-World Youth Music Camps
Sound Mapping and the Production of Place-Based Identities at Ethno-World
Roger Mantie and Pedro Tironi
Moral Accountability in Cultural Production