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Recording Culture: Powwow Music and the Aboriginal Recording Industry on the Northern Plains (Refiguring American Music)

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Recording is central to the musical lives of contemporary powwow singers yet, until now, their aesthetic practices when recording have been virtually ignored in the study of Native American expressive cultures. Recording Culture is an exploration of the Aboriginal music industry and the powwow social world that supports it. For twelve years, Christopher A. Scales attended powwowsandmdash;large intertribal gatherings of Native American singer-drummers, dancers, and spectatorsandmdash;across the northern Plains. For part of that time, he worked as a sound engineer for Arbor Records, a large Aboriginal music label based in Winnipeg, Canada. Drawing on his ethnographic research at powwow grounds and in recording studios, Scales examines the ways that powwow drum groups have utilized recording technology in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries, the unique aesthetic principles of recorded powwow music, and the relationships between drum groups and the Native music labels and recording studios. Turning to andquot;competition powwows,andquot; popular weekend-long singing and dancing contests, Scales analyzes their role in shaping the repertoire and aesthetics of drum groups in and out of the recording studio. He argues that the rise of competition powwows has been critical to the development of the powwow recording industry. Recording Culture includes a CD featuring powwow music composed by Gabriel Desrosiers and performed by the Northern Wind Singers.

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Drawing on his ethnographic research at powwow grounds and in recording studios, Christopher A. Scales examines the ways that powwow drum groups have utilized recording technology in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries, the unique aesthetic principles of recorded powwow music, and the relationships between drum groups and the Native music labels and recording studios.

About the Author

Christopher A. Scales is Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology at Michigan State University.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780822353386
Author:
Scales, Christopher A.
Publisher:
Duke University Press
Author:
Scales, Chris
Subject:
Native American Studies
Subject:
Music-Folk and Ethnic
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Refiguring American Music
Publication Date:
20121131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
18 photographs, 1 table
Pages:
368

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Music » Ethnomusicology
Arts and Entertainment » Music » Genres and Styles » Folk » Folk and Traditional
Arts and Entertainment » Music » Recording Techniques
History and Social Science » Anthropology » Cultural Anthropology
History and Social Science » Native American » General Native American Studies

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Drawing on his ethnographic research at powwow grounds and in recording studios, Christopher A. Scales examines the ways that powwow drum groups have utilized recording technology in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries, the unique aesthetic principles of recorded powwow music, and the relationships between drum groups and the Native music labels and recording studios.
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