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Ilmatar gave birth to the bard who sang the Finnish landscape into being in the

Kalevala (the Finnish national epic). In Ilmatar's Inspirations, Tina K. Ramnarine explores creative processes and the critical role that music has played in Finnish nationalism by focusing on Finnish "new folk music" in the shifting spaces between the national imagination and the global marketplace.

Through extensive interviews and observations of performances, Ramnarine reveals how new folk musicians think and talk about past and present folk music practices, the role of folk music in the representation of national identity, and the interactions of Finnish folk musicians with performers from around the globe. She focuses especially on two internationally successful groups—JPP, a group that plays fiddle dance music, and Värttinä, an ensemble that highlights women's vocal traditions. Analyzing the multilayered processes—musical, institutional, political, and commercial—that have shaped and are shaped by new folk music in Finland, Ramnarine gives us an entirely new understanding of the connections between music, place, and identity.

Synopsis:

Ilmatar gave birth to the bard who sang the Finnish landscape into being in the

Kalevala (the Finnish national epic). In Ilmatar's Inspirations, Tina K. Ramnarine explores creative processes and the critical role that music has played in Finnish nationalism by focusing on Finnish new folk music in the shifting spaces between the national imagination and the global marketplace.

Through extensive interviews and observations of performances, Ramnarine reveals how new folk musicians think and talk about past and present folk music practices, the role of folk music in the representation of national identity, and the interactions of Finnish folk musicians with performers from around the globe. She focuses especially on two internationally successful groups--JPP, a group that plays fiddle dance music, and Varttina, an ensemble that highlights women's vocal traditions. Analyzing the multilayered processes--musical, institutional, political, and commercial--that have shaped and are shaped by new folk music in Finland, Ramnarine gives us an entirely new understanding of the connections between music, place, and identity.

Synopsis:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 237-249), discography (p. 251-252), and index.

About the Author

Tina K. Ramnarine is a lecturer in ethnomusicology and social anthropology at Queen's University Belfast. She is the author of Creating Their Own Space: The Development of an Indian-Caribbean Musical Tradition and is also a professional classical violinist with a special interest in folk fiddling traditions.

Table of Contents

pt. 1. Theoretical and historical perspectives. Introduction : place, identity, represenation ; The folk and the nation — pt. 2. Ethnography : the transmission, performance, and repertoire of new folk music. The folk music revival in Finland : toward "new folk music" ; New folk music in the urban center ; Vèarttinèa : women's songs from the East ; New folk music in a rural context ; A family of folk musicians : the Jèarvelèas — pt. 3. Folk music, world music. Musical and social identities : borrowing from the traditions of "others" ; Global commodities : the new folk music recording in world music markets ; Epilogue.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780226704036
Author:
Ramnarine, Tina K.
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Location:
Chicago
Subject:
Folk & Traditional
Subject:
History and criticism
Subject:
Ethnomusicology
Subject:
Folk music
Subject:
Music and globalization
Subject:
Genres & Styles - Folk & Traditional
Subject:
Folk music -- Finland -- History and criticism.
Subject:
Music and globalization - Finland
Subject:
MUSIC / Ethnomusicology
Edition Description:
1
Series:
Chicago Studies in Ethnomusicology
Series Volume:
no. 123
Publication Date:
20030831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
18 halftones, 45 musical ex's
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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Arts and Entertainment » Music » Ethnomusicology
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"Synopsis" by , Ilmatar gave birth to the bard who sang the Finnish landscape into being in the

Kalevala (the Finnish national epic). In Ilmatar's Inspirations, Tina K. Ramnarine explores creative processes and the critical role that music has played in Finnish nationalism by focusing on Finnish new folk music in the shifting spaces between the national imagination and the global marketplace.

Through extensive interviews and observations of performances, Ramnarine reveals how new folk musicians think and talk about past and present folk music practices, the role of folk music in the representation of national identity, and the interactions of Finnish folk musicians with performers from around the globe. She focuses especially on two internationally successful groups--JPP, a group that plays fiddle dance music, and Varttina, an ensemble that highlights women's vocal traditions. Analyzing the multilayered processes--musical, institutional, political, and commercial--that have shaped and are shaped by new folk music in Finland, Ramnarine gives us an entirely new understanding of the connections between music, place, and identity.

"Synopsis" by , Includes bibliographical references (p. 237-249), discography (p. 251-252), and index.
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