The musical culture of an Inuk teenager
Abstract:This article uses music as a point of entry into the understanding of Inuit culture. I demonstrate how the analysis of the song repertoire of an Inuk teenager reveals some functions and meanings that her song choices have for her in the particular Inuit culture of Arviat, Nunavut. I present four informally learned songs from my informant Gara Mamgark and explore issues about her musical aesthetics and values in relation to her physical and social environment.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Memorial University of Newfoundland.
Publication date: 2008-05-01
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