Sharing music and culture through singing in Australia

Joseph, Dawn 2009, Sharing music and culture through singing in Australia, International journal of community music, vol. 2, no. 2&3, pp. 169-181, doi: 10.1386/ijcm.2.2-3.169_1.

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Title Sharing music and culture through singing in Australia
Author(s) Joseph, DawnORCID iD for Joseph, Dawn
Journal name International journal of community music
Volume number 2
Issue number 2&3
Start page 169
End page 181
Total pages 13
Publisher Intellect Ltd.
Place of publication Bristol, England
Publication date 2009-10
ISSN 1752-6299
Keyword(s) cultural diversity
community music
Summary This article discusses the notion of sharing music and culture as an effective platform to celebrate diversity in Melbourne, Australia. My research project ‘Celebrating Music Making and Finding Meaning’ investigates and illustrates a context of diversity, one that promotes respect in a multicultural society sharing music and culture of a minority group. In 2007, I interviewed members of the South African choir in Melbourne; here I report on some data regarding why members sing in the choir, what are their understandings of a so-called South African identity and what they would like to share with the wider Australian community. I present some theoretical perspectives focusing on the notion of cultural and musical identity within a multicultural society. Such findings may have similar implications for other multicultural educational settings exploring the possibilities of valuing cultural diversity and making music across ages through a choir where difference can be shared and celebrated.
Language eng
DOI 10.1386/ijcm.2.2-3.169_1
Field of Research 130201 Creative Arts, Media and Communication Curriculum and Pedagogy
Socio Economic Objective 939903 Equity and Access to Education
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
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