Traditiones, 44-2-8, 2015

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DOI: 10.3986/Traditio2015440208
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Naslov/Title Embodied cultural memories of the Punjab giddha dance and song in migrant London spaces

Avtorica/Author Ann R. David
Z metodo natančnega etnografskega terenskega dela je raz-iskano uprizarjanje pandžabskega ljudskega plesa giddha tako v skupnosti kakor tudi v odrski postavitvi na revijah ljudskih plesov v Southallu v zahodnem delu Londona. Poudarjena je moč uprizoritev, da ustvarjajo in ohranjajo kulturo, osredinjeno na Southall, kjer so zgodovina, spomini in identitete, specifični za pandžabsko skupnost, združeni v več generacijah diaspore.


Using detailed ethnographic fieldwork carried out in the area of Southall in west London, UK, this article examines the performance of the Punjabi folk dance of giddha in its community settings as well as its staged appearance in folk dance competitions. I argue for the power of performance to create and sustain cultural continuity in migrant settings, focusing on Southall where specific Punjabi histories, memories and identities are yoked together in several generations of diasporic existence.

Ključne besede: ples, pesem, Pandžab, giddha, diaspora.

Keywords: Dance, song, Punjabi, giddha, diaspora.


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