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Thursday, March 15, 2018

Living Heritage Podcast Ep103 Bollywood songs and Indian Music Stores

Dr. Jayson Beaster-Jones is an Associate Professor of Music in the Global Arts Studies Program at the University of California Merced. He received his B.A. in Music and Anthropology from Whitman College and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of Chicago. Jayson is ethnomusicologist whose work focuses upon the music industry of India. He has written two books, co-edited the volume Music in Contemporary Indian Film, published in the journals Ethnomusicology, Popular Music, and South Asian Popular Culture, as well as book chapters in several edited volumes.

Dr. Jayson Beaster-Jones.
Photo courtesy of University of California Merced.

Jayson visited St. John's in March to give a series of lectures at Memorial University as well as a public lecture and Bollywood music dance night presented by MMAP Centre. In this episode of the Living Heritage Podcast, we talk about Jayson's research in India on music retail stores as sites of cultural production, and Bollywood film songs and their musical and social meanings.

Friday, January 12, 2018

Living Heritage Podcast Ep096 The Neighbours: Exploring Stories and Songs with Meghan Forsyth

Dr. Meghan Forsyth is the Project Coordinator and Researcher at the Research Centre for the Study of Music, Media, and Place, and the Director of the Bruneau Centre for Excellence in Choral Music at MUN. She is an ethnomusicologist specializing in music and dance of the Acadian diaspora, and is co-author, with Ursula Kelly, of the forthcoming book The Music of Our Burnished Axes: Songs and Stories of the Woods Workers of Newfoundland and Labrador. In addition to her work at MMaP, Meghan teaches courses in ethnomusicology, musicology and popular music at MUN’s School of Music.

Recently, MMaP launched “The Neighbours: St. John’s” -- an app for mobile devices. In this episode, we chat about how this new app presents fascinating stories from cultural communities in and around St. John’s. Meghan describes how the app enables users to take a walking tour of downtown St. John’s and Middle Cove Beach to hear stories associated with individual locations, and then she gives us a preview of her new book on logging song traditions.

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