Diaspora, Postcolonialism and Performance

One Day Conference - Middlesex, 26 Nov


26 NOVEMBER 2005


Venue: The Old Piggery, Trent Park Campus, Middlesex University

9.30am: Registration

9.45am: Welcome and Introduction (Mine Dogantan, Middlesex University and Tina K. Ramnarine, Royal Holloway University of London)

10.00-11. 30am: Panel 1 Chair: Sharon Meredith (Oxford Brookes University)

Ann David (De Montfort University, Leicester). Dancing for the Gods: Issues of Identity in South Asian Diaspora Groups

Pedro Roxo (Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal) Music, Dance and Multi-Dimensional Identity in the Hindu-Gujarati Community of the Lisbon Area

Dhiraj Murthy, (Emmanuel College, University of Cambridge). brown beat identities: performance and ethnicities in London's Asian Electronic Music subculture

Tea break

12.00-1.00pm: Panel 2 Chair: Henry Stobart (Royal Holloway University of London)

Tore Tvarnø Lind (University of Copenhagen, Denmark). Colonising the human body: exoticism in the performance of healing with music in the West

Marie-Pierre Gibert (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique and University of Clermont Ferrand, France). Performing an "inversed Diaspora": Dance forms among the Yemenite Jews in Israel

Lunch (1.00-2.30pm)

2.30-3.30pm: Panel 3 Chair: Stephen Cottrell (Goldsmiths College University of London) 

Jennifer Post (Middlebury College, USA). "I will take my dombra and sing to remember my homeland": Music, identity, and landscape in Kazakh communities of Western Mongolia

Rachel Harris (SOAS, University of London). 'Tracks': Music, nationalism and cassettes among the Uyghur diaspora in Kazakhstan

Tea break

4.00 - 5.00pm: Panel 4 Chair: Tina K. Ramnarine (Royal Holloway University of London) 

Egberto Bermudez (Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá, Colombia). The performance of Colombian vallenato: a case of fabrication and double standards 

Tina K. Ramnarine (RHUL). Dialogues, Directions, Departures

Registration at the door. Non-BFE members £12; BFE members and non-BFE students £10; BFE student members £8. For catering purposes, please indicate attendance by 1 November 2005.

Conference dates: 
26 Nov 2005
Middlesex University