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Diaspora, Postcolonialism and Performance


British Forum for Ethnomusicology One-Day Conference
London, 26 November 2005

Venue:† The Old Piggery, Trent Park Campus, Middlesex University

9.30am: Registration

9.45am: Welcome and Introduction (Mine Dogantan, Middlesex University
and Tina K. Ramnarine, Royal Holloway University of London)

10.00-11. 30am: Panel 1 Chair: Sharon Meredith (Oxford Brookes

Ann David (De Montfort University, Leicester). Dancing for the Gods:
Issues of Identity in South Asian Diaspora Groups

Pedro Roxo (Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal) Music, Dance and
Multi-Dimensional Identity in the Hindu-Gujarati Community of the
Lisbon Area

Dhiraj Murthy, (Emmanuel College, University of Cambridge). Brown beat
identities: performance and ethnicities in London's Asian Electronic
Music subculture

Tea break

12.00-1.00pm: Panel 2 Chair: Henry Stobart (Royal Holloway University
of London)

Tore TvarnÝ Lind (University of Copenhagen, Denmark). Colonising the
human body: exoticism in the performance of healing with music in the

Marie-Pierre Gibert† (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique and
University of Clermont Ferrand, France). Performing an "inversed
Diaspora": Dance forms among the Yemenite Jews in Israel

Lunch (1.00-2.30pm)

2.30-3.30pm: Panel 3 Chair: Stephen Cottrell (Goldsmiths College
University of London)

Jennifer Post (Middlebury College, USA). "I will take my dombra and
sing to remember my homeland":† Music, identity, and landscape in
Kazakh communities of Western Mongolia

Rachel Harris (SOAS, University of London). "Tracks": Music,
nationalism and cassettes among the Uyghur diaspora in Kazakhstan

Tea break

4.00 - 5.00pm: Panel 4 Chair: Tina K. Ramnarine (Royal Holloway
University of London)

Egberto Bermudez (Universidad Nacional de Colombia, BogotŠ, Colombia).
The performance of Colombian vallenato: a case of fabrication and
double standards

Tina K. Ramnarine (RHUL). Dialogues, Directions, Departures

Registration at the door. Non-BFE members £12; BFE members and non-BFE
students £10; BFE student members £8. For catering purposes, please
indicate attendance by 1 November 2005 to
(Unfortunately, those turning up at the door on the day may find that
they should come with their own lunch!)

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