Dancing an Open Africanity: Playing with “Tradition” and Identity in the Spreading of Sabar in Europe

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Dancing an Open Africanity: Playing with “Tradition” and Identity in the Spreading of Sabar in Europe
Périodique
Open Cultural Studies
Auteur(s)
Aterianus-Owanga Alice
ISSN
2451-3474
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Publié
Date de publication
01/01/2019
Langue
anglais
Résumé
<jats:title>Abstract</jats:title>
<jats:p>This paper describes one of the constructions of African identity that occur through the spreading of sabar in European cities. Basing on a multi-sited fieldwork between Dakar, France and Switzerland, this paper traces the local roots and transnational routes of this Senegalese dance and music performance and presents the “transnational social field” (Levitt and Glick-Schiller) that sabar musicians and dancers have created in Europe. It analyses the representations of Africanity, Senegality and Blackness that are shared in Sabar dances classes, and describes how diasporic artists contribute to (re)invent “traditions” in migration. In this transnational dance world, “blackness” and Africanity are not homogenous and convertible categories of identification, on the contrary, they are made of many tensions and arrangements, which allow individuals to include or exclude otherness, depending on situations and contexts.</jats:p>
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Oui
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Fonds national suisse / Carrières
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18/06/2019 22:49
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21/08/2019 7:08
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