Through a transnational, comparative and multi-level approach to the relationship between youth, migration, and music, the aesthetic intersections between the local and the global, and between agency and identity, are presented through case studies in this book. Transglobal Sounds contemplates migrant youth and the impact of music in diaspora settings and on the lives of individuals and collectives, engaging with broader questions of how new modes of identification are born out of the social, cultural, historical and political interfaces between youth, migration and music. Thus, through acts of mobility and environments lived in and in-between, this volume seeks to articulate between musical transnationalism and sense of place in exploring the complex relationship between music and young migrants and migrant descendant's everyday lives.
Joao Sardinha is a researcher at IGOT (Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning), Center for Geographical Studies, University of Lisbon, Portugal. Ricardo Campos is a researcher at CICS-Nova (Interdisciplinary Centre of Social Sciences), Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, New University of Lisbon, Portugal.
Introduction: Transglobal Sounds Joao Sardinha and Ricardo Campos Part I: Music, mobilities and processes of being Chapter 1: Afro-mandinga in Lisbon: griots and the (en)chantment of the past Carolina Carret Hoefs Chapter 2: From Coimbra to London: to live the punk dream with my tribe Paula Guerra and Pedro Quintela Part II: Hibridism and aesthetic creativity Chapter 3: `More than pets of multiculturalism': Diasporic hybridity in Icelandic popular music - The case of Retro Stefson Gestur Gudmundsson and Arnar Eggert Thoroddsen Chapter 4: Popular Music and Generational Dynamics of Immigration in `Postcolonial Finland' - the Case of Ourvision Singing Contest 2009 Antti-Ville Karja Chapter 5:Nanyin and the Singaporean culture: The creation of intangible cultural heritage in Singapore and intergenerational contrasts Fushiki Kaori Part III: Identity politics and negotiations Chapter 6: Protest rap and young Afro-descendants in Portugal Ricardo Campos, Pedro Nunes and Jose Alberto Simoes Chapter 7: Music: a tool for socio-political participation among descendants of immigrants in Buenos Aires and Bilbao? Natalia Gavazzo, Sonia Pereira and Ana Estevens Chapter 8: `Ich fuhle mich Deutsch': Migrant Descendants' Performance of Integration through the Hamburg HipHop Academy Emily Joy Rothchild Part IV: Connecting sounds and ancestral homelands Chapter 9: `Portugal dos Xutos': Portuguese music in the lives of "returned" descendants of Portuguese emigrants from Canada Joao Sardinha Chapter 10: Drawing a homeland on the staff: Music of Turkey in Berlin Pinar Guran Conclusion:Understanding acoustic performativities, youth subjectivities and mobile identities Anastasia Christou, Joao Sardinha, Ricardo Campos