Episode 111 of Sound Expertise (Season 1 finale!)
What does it mean to create music that is valued as a national emblem, but also be part of a community that is marginalized within that nation? What is jazz manouche, and how does this musical tradition reflect the complicated status of its Romani creators in France? A conversation with Siv B. Lie, assistant professor of ethnomusicology at the University of Maryland.
If you’re interested in learning more about Prof Lie’s work, you can follow her on Twitter at @sivblie and check out:
- Her article “Genre, Ethnoracial Alterity, and the Genesis of jazz manouche” in the Journal of the American Musicological Society (available here)
- Her article “Music That Tears You Apart: Jazz manouche and the Qualia of Ethnorace” in Ethnomusicology
- RomArchive, a digital archive of Romani arts and culture, for which she curates the music section
- The European Roma Rights Centre
- More on her website
Sound Expertise is hosted by Will Robin (@seatedovation), and produced by D. Edward Davis (@warmsilence). Please subscribe via Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, and/or Spotify. Questions or comments? Email williamlrobin@ gmail
A written transcript of this episode is available here; many thanks to Andrew Dell’Antonio for volunteering to prepare transcripts for the show!
That’s it for Season 1, folks! Please check out our previous episodes, tell your friends to tune in, and stay tuned for Season 2 to coming at some point in 2021!!