Zebra crossing : walking in two continents sharing and celebrating difference through music

Joseph, Dawn 2011, Zebra crossing : walking in two continents sharing and celebrating difference through music, Intercultural education, vol. 22, no. 6, pp. 487-494.

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Title Zebra crossing : walking in two continents sharing and celebrating difference through music
Author(s) Joseph, Dawn
Journal name Intercultural education
Volume number 22
Issue number 6
Start page 487
End page 494
Total pages 8
Publisher Routledge
Place of publication Oxon, U. K.
Publication date 2011-12-19
ISSN 1467-5986
1469-8439
Keyword(s) music education
culture
identity
multiculturalism
reflective narrative
South Africa and Australia
Summary I use the metaphor zebra crossing in my reflective narrative to describe my plight and struggle as a non-white person growing up and working in Johannesburg, South Africa, during the apartheid era. This article considers and compares the notions of culture, diversity and identity as I now work in a tertiary institution in Melbourne, Australia. I reflect on my teaching of African music and position myself as ‘the other’ at zebra crossings, as I create a space in multicultural Australia. By engaging in meaningful dialogue with music and culture, I contend, we do have opportunity to explore, experience and express music making and sharing globally. The inclusion and embracing of non-western music can serve as a dais for understanding and celebrating cultural difference not as distant experiences but as integral aspects of our daily lives.
Language eng
Field of Research 200205 Culture, Gender, Sexuality
Socio Economic Objective 950501 Understanding Africa's Past
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
HERDC collection year 2011
Copyright notice ©2011, Taylor & Francis
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30041359

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