I detriti dell’anima. Geografie musicali diasporiche nel Mediterraneo

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The bond between geography and music is unaccountably rare until the 90’s. Afterthe Cultural Turn geographers began to explore music according to the sense of place.This was done through either a phenomenological approach or a travelling theory. Thisarticle examines the ways music and musicians produce places in terms of homogeneityor through the spaces of diasporas. Some music maps want to show the homogeneity ofpeople, recalling the deep bond between music and territory. Others argue that musicshould be investigated as a counter-history where the musician’s spaces would belinked to his/her knowledge and sensitivity of mobility. Both the artists the articleexplores are diasporic voices. They are deliberately suspended between Africa andEurope, in a Mediterranean space that we can consider as a third space. Their stories,deeply different, tell us about how multiple identities are built through music.
Original languageItalian
Title of host publicationLa musica come geografia: suoni, luoghi, territori
Number of pages11
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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