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John-Carlos Perea: Recording Technology, Traditioning, and Urban American Indian Pow-wow Performance
John-Carlos Perea: Recording Technology, Traditioning, and Urban American Indian Pow-wow Performance
WhenMonday, Nov. 21, 2016, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Campus locationIntellectual House (INT)
Event typesLectures/Seminars, Performances
Event sponsorsUW Music
UW American Indian Studies
Description

In this lecture-demonstration, Dr. Perea examines the use of analog and digital recording technologies in the musical practices of two San Francisco based American Indian powwow drum groups, the Blue Horse Singers and the Sweetwater Singers. Exploring the use of analog audiocassette recorders and digital audio recorders as a means of learning, disseminating, and archiving powwow music, Dr. Perea pays close attention to the transition from analog to digital in the history of each drum group. Utilizing frameworks drawn from both ethnomusicology and American Indian Studies, his research sounds the complex relationship between recording technologies and powwow musicking and reflects upon the implications of that relationship for future generations of singers.

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