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Mis/representation of culture in two Hampshire churches

Eluyefa, Dennis (2013) Mis/representation of culture in two Hampshire churches. Theatre Research International, 38 (03). pp. 214-228. ISSN 0307-8833

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S030788331300031X

Abstract

This paper is about my experience in the ‘Church of Hampshire’ and the ‘Cosmopolitan Church of Hampshire’ (anonymous names) in Hampshire, England, where I wanted to play the dùndún and gángan, the two Yorùbá talking drums. For this I shall be adopting the stance of a reflective practitioner. I have played the dùndún in churches in Nigeria and Hungary. It was this experience that encouraged me to attempt to introduce it to the two churches, hoping that they would welcome new possibilities. This paper will analyse how such expectations were unfulfilled. The extracts in italics are taken from my personal journal. The names of the people in this paper are anonymized. I will start by thoroughly describing the position of music within the Yorùbá culture, and the nature of indigenous Yorùbá spiritual practice.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Published by Cambridge University Press. All rights reserved. Reproduced in accordance with the publisher's self-archiving policy.
Uncontrolled Keywords: identity, gatekeeper, power, cultural imperialism, cultural values, cultural dialogue, colonialism
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN2000 Dramatic representation. The Theater
Divisions: School of Humanities
Depositing User: Dr Dennis Eluyefa
Date Deposited: 22 Dec 2016 09:34
Last Modified: 22 Dec 2016 09:34
URI: http://researchonline.bishopg.ac.uk/id/eprint/104

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