Music of the multiethnic minority : a postnational perspective

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Publication date

2011

Series/Report no

Music and arts in action;3 (3)

Publisher

University of Exeter

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Abstract

This article examines implications of a postnational perspective on the music of minorities. As an example, the musical practices of a multiethnic hip-hop group in Norway are discussed with reference to musicological, linguistic and social studies. Lyrics and field observations present the complex image of a group of young people positioning themselves through music style, performance practices and language use. The article argues that a postnational perspective can provide a helpful approach to understanding the hybridized practices of minority youths engaged in globalized hip-hop culture, while it is also necessary to pay careful attention to the locally embedded discourses they take part in and contribute to shaping.

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  • http://hdl.handle.net/10642/1034