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Space and place in world music production

Space and place in world music production

van Klyton, Aaron C. (2015) Space and place in world music production. City, Culture and Society, 6 (4). pp. 101-108. ISSN 1877-9166 (doi:

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Space and place are central to understanding the conditions of world music production. This article examines how three world-music venues generate particular imaginaries, identities and expectations for those involved: performers, consumers and promoters. These venues form part of a city's nighttime economy and as such they are replete with and reenact the spatial-cultural dymanics of their location. Drawing on interview data and participant observation I show how live performances create new tensions between the global and the local, in part, through spatialized interactions among social actors, representations of world music, and constructions of place and identity through the venues themselves.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: world music, live music venue, gatekeepers, cultural commodities
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
M Music and Books on Music > M Music
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Business
Faculty of Business > Department of International Business & Economics
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 15:16

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