1st Edition

The Globalization of Musics in Transit Music Migration and Tourism

Edited By Simone Krüger, Ruxandra Trandafoiu Copyright 2014

    This book traces the particularities of music migration and tourism in different global settings, and provides current, even new perspectives for ethnomusicological research on globalizing musics in transit. The dual focus on tourism and migration is central to debates on globalization, and their examination—separately or combined—offers a useful lens on many key questions about where globalization is taking us: questions about identity and heritage, commoditization, historical and cultural representation, hybridity, authenticity and ownership, neoliberalism, inequality, diasporization, the relocation of allegiances, and more. Moreover, for the first time, these two key phenomena—tourism and migration—are studied conjointly, as well as interdisciplinary, in order to derive both parallels and contrasts. While taking diverse perspectives in embracing the contemporary musical landscape, the collection offers a range of research methods and theoretical approaches from ethnomusicology, anthropology, cultural geography, sociology, popular music studies, and media and communication. In so doing, Musics in Transit provides a rich exemplification of the ways that all forms of musical culture are becoming transnational under post-global conditions, sustained by both global markets and musics in transit, and to which both tourists and diasporic cosmopolitans make an important contribution.

    Introduction: Touristic and Migrating Musics in Transit Simone Krüger and Ruxandra Trandafoiu Part I: Music and Tourism 1.Heritage Rocks! Mapping Spaces of Popular Music Tourism Sara Cohen and Les Roberts 2.Negotiating Musical Boundaries and Frontiers: Tourism, Child Performers, and the Tourist-Ethnographer in Bali, Indonesia Jonathan McIntosh 3.The Staged Desert: Tourist and Nomad Encounters at the Festival au Désert Marta Amico 4.The Golden Fleece: Music and Cruise Ship Tourism David Cashman and Philip Hayward 5.Mobilizing Music Festivals for Rural Transformation: Opportunities and Ambiguities John Connell and Chris Gibson 6.Branding the City: Music Tourism and the European Capital of Culture Event Simone Krüger 7. Goatrance Travellers: Psychedelic Trance and its Seasoned Progeny Graham St John Part II: Music and Migration 8.Global Balkan Gypsy Music: Issues of Migration, Appropriation, and Representation Carol Silverman 9.From the Shtetl to the Gardens and Beyond: Identity and Symbolic Geography in Cape Town’s Synagogue Choirs Stephen Muir 10. Reimagining the Caucasus: Music and Community in the Azerbaijani Aşıq Tradition Anna Oldfield 11. From Burger Highlife to Gospel Highlife: Music, Migration, and the Ghanaian Diaspora Florian Carl 12. Transnational Samba and the Construction of Diasporic Musicscapes Natasha Pravaz 13. Music in Cyberspace. Transitions, Translations, and Adaptations on Romanian Diasporic Websites Ruxandra Trandafoiu Afterword Timothy D. Taylor


    Simone Krüger is a Senior Lecturer in Music in the Popular Music Studies unit at Liverpool John Moores University, UK.

    Ruxandra Trandafoiu is a Senior Lecturer in Communication at Edge Hill University, UK.

    'The strong thematic focus and broad topic base mean this collection could be valuable to a range of research interests including popular music studies, cultural anthropology, diaspora studies and tourism studies.' - Garth Sheridan, RMIT University, Dancecult