y-m’ acá! Cantigas Performance Practice in Non-Specialist Settings: An Ethnomusicologist-Performer-Educator Perspective

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Educated as an ethnomusicologist, the author gained much familiarity with oral traditions; this in turn influenced her approach to the Cantigas de Santa Maria as a long-standing professional performer. Beliefs were formed, and questions raised regarding contemporary performance practice. Problems confronted include the relationship with audiences; conflicts between musical and textual accents; stylistic options and their cultural associations; the integrity of the song and the role of the refrain; the use of instruments; and contemporary appropriations under the ‘World Music’ or ‘Fusion’ labels. Some of the responses suggested by contemporary experience might also illuminate imagined performance practice in the medieval past.
Original languageUnknown
Pages (from-to)53-56
JournalRevista Portuguesa de Musicologia
Issue numberNA
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014

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