Global Musics – Local Connections “Learning at the Library”
All events at the James McConnell Branch (50 Falmouth St, Sydney) of the Cape Breton Regional Library.
Join us for a day of presentations and panel discussions about musics in action and activism around the world!
Thursday, October 6th & 7th, 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6TH (James McConnell Branch, Cape Breton Regional Public Library)
Traditional “Welcome” with drummer and culture-bearer Michael R. Denny
*Morning nutrition provided*
10:30am-12pm: PANEL 1: Community Radio: Sharing and Sustaining Local Musics and Cultures
Chair: Heather Sparling, Cape Breton University
- 10:30 Exploring Local Identities through Radio Broadcasting (Wendy Bergfeldt, Independent Researcher)
- 11:00 From Cultural to Natural Resource: Indigenous Music, Community Radio, and Ecological Activism in the Peruvian Andes (Joshua Tucker, Brown University)
- 11:30 LPFM in Seattle and Local Communities (Jon Kertzer, KBCS Radio)
10:30am-12pm: PANEL 2: Vitality and Sustainability of Music Traditions
Chair: Anthony Seeger, University of California, Los Angeles
- 10:30 Digital repatriation and new content management systems: implications for music vitality in the 21st century (Sally Treloyn, University of Melbourne)
- 11:00 Sound futures: Sustainability, ecosystems, and communities (Huib Schippers, Smithsonian Folkways)
*11:30-12pm LUNCH provided for ICTM conference delegates
12-1pm: ROUNDTABLE 1: Community Radio: Local Voices and Local Sounds
Chair: Wendy Bergfeldt
- Wendy Bergfeldt (Independent Researcher), Joshua Tucker (Brown University), Jon Kertzer (KBCS Radio), Don Wells (Membertou Community Radio), Angus LeFort (CKJM, Coopérative Radio Chéticamp Ltée.), Bill MacNeil ( Coastal Community Radio Co-operative)
1-3pm: PANEL 3: Applying Ethnomusicologies in Times of Dramatic Demographic Change: Refugees, Immigrants and Community Diversity
Chair: Beverley Diamond, Memorial University of Newfoundland
- 1:00 The Neighbours Project: Diversity in Times of Dramatic Demographic Change (Beverley Diamond, Memorial University of Newfoundland)
- 1:30 Applied Ethnomusicology in Redefining the African Diaspora in Philadelphia (Carol Muller, Nina Ohman, University of Pennsylvania)
- 2:00 Studio-Live: developing a sustainable music industry in desert refugee camps and infrastructures for the preservation of Saharawi intangible heritage (Sara McGuinness, SOAS, University of London)
*2:20-3pm – Afternoon nutrition provided*
SPECIAL SESSION 1: Research Networking Session – Developing Resources to Support Successful Syrian Refugee Arrival, Resettlement and Integration to Canada (Moderator: Marcia Ostashewski)
WORKSHOP 1: Virtual Reality, Spatial Sound and the Future of Ethnomusicology: The Music Legacy Project (Ons Barnat, Universite de Montreal)
PANEL 4: Sustainability and Heritage Relationships
Chair: Huib Schippers, Smithsonian Folkways
- 4:00 The Parameters of Cultural Sustainability Related to Intangible Cultural Heritage: A Model Suggestion (Olcay Gardner, Istanbul Technical University)
- 4:30 Making Haiti’s Drums of Vodou: Current Pressures and Future Possibilities (Rebecca Dirksen, Indiana University)
PANEL 5: Music Festivals
Chair: Erica Haskell, University of New Haven
- 4:00 Funding Festivals: Bringing the World to the Bosnian Capital (Erica Haskell, University of New Haven)
- 4:30 The Islamic Worlds Festival at Virginia Tech: Engaging Diverse Communities (Anne Elise Thomas, Virginia Tech)
- 5:00 Tangible yet Intangible: Community Based Cross Cultural Aesthetics at a Local Jazz Festival (Tom van Buren, Westchester Arts Council, NY)
7pm: Community Meal and Musicking Event (Ukrainian Hall, 49 West Street, Sydney)
*Taxis for ICTM conference delegates will leave the front doors of the Cambridge Suites Hotel (the official conference hotel) at 6:45 SHARP!
An evening in Whitney Pier: Dinner, and participatory music and dance in one of Cape Breton’s most culturally diverse communities.
Friday, October 7th at 10:30am and 1:30pm
Participate in hands-on musicking workshops for children and youth!
10:30 AM: Traditional French Songs (Quebec, Chéticamp, Haiti and Louisiana) Presenter: Professor Judith Cohen. Presentation designed for middle and high school students – open to the public too.
1:30 PM: Fiddle Dancer Presenter: Ethnomusicologist Daya Madhur. This workshop is inspired by the work of Wilfred Burton, a Métis educator and author from Saskatchewan. In this session the group will be read the children’s story Fiddle Dancer, which speaks to a young man named Nolan’s journey as he learns about his Métis cultural roots from his “Moushoom” (Grandfather). As they spend time together Nolan learns about making bannock, the importance of music and dance to his family, and even perfects his own jigging. Following the story the group will be introduced to some basic jig steps so we too can feel the music in our bones.