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Privileging Narratives: Singing, the Polish Tatras, and Canada

Wrazen, Louise (2007) Privileging Narratives: Singing, the Polish Tatras, and Canada. Intersections: Canadian Journal of Music, 27 (2). p. 60. ISSN 1911-0146

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.7202/1013113ar


The traditional singing of Górale from the Tatra mountain
region of Podhale favours a single phrase of melody and two lines of text. The narrative significance of this singing is traced from homeland to diaspora: collectively, these songs constitute a regional narrative that in Poland provided the framework for personal expressions constructed spontaneously in performance and embedded in social discourse; in Canada, the individual story is subsumed in favour of a collective narrative that locates a meaningful space between these two worlds. Ultimately, the centrality of music in the experience and deliberate expression of difference within an evolving multicultural, transnational, globalized reality is reinforced.

Item Type: Article
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2018 15:59
Last Modified: 02 Aug 2021 08:45
URI: https://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/2393

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