Further thoughts, and a ManiFESTo, on jazz (festivals) and the decolonisation of music

McKay, George (2021) Further thoughts, and a ManiFESTo, on jazz (festivals) and the decolonisation of music. Jazz Research Journal, 14 (2). pp. 215-223. ISSN 1753-8637

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This short critical-creative piece originates in an EU-funded project on heritage in improvised music festivals (CHIME). It is a supplement to other recently-published research by the author exploring the relation between the touristic offer of certain British jazz festivals and their lack of engagement with the significance of their own civic setting and heritage, focused on festivals held in Georgian or Regency locations (i.e. ones with strong links to the transatlantic slave trade). It explores and metaphorises the double bass and its transatlantic resonances. There is a manifesto.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: festivals,slavery,heritage,history,musical instruments,materiality,manifesto,double bass,music,sdg 11 - sustainable cities and communities ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/1200/1210
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of Art, Media and American Studies
University of East Anglia > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Research Groups > Film, Television and Media
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Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 05 Jan 2022 13:30
Last Modified: 09 Jan 2022 06:31
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/82895
DOI: 10.1558/jazz.43867

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