Film, Video Empires, Multiculturalisms and Borrowed Heartsongs: What Does it Mean to Sing Russian/Mennonite Songs?. Singing Russian/Mennonite Songs

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Title

  • Empires, Multiculturalisms and Borrowed Heartsongs: What Does it Mean to Sing Russian/Mennonite Songs?.

Other Title

  • Singing Russian/Mennonite Songs

Summary

  • Jonathan Dueck presented "Empires, Multiculturalisms and Borrowed Heartsongs: What Does It Mean to Sing Russian/Mennonite Songs?" as part of the Benjamin Botkin lecture series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. As "colonists" in 19th-century Russia, Mennonites sang German diasporic choral musics and borrowed Russian choral musics; when war drove many to North America, Mennonites drew on this repertoire and borrowed new repertoires to forge links to a new elite: North American classical choral singing circles. This webcast traces this story not as linear narrative, but as genealogical fragments, beginning with the resonances of particular songs for present-day Mennonite writers, historians and singers; and then exploring past moments of the production and reception of these songs in Russia and North America.

Contributor Names

  • Library of Congress.
  • American Folklife Center, sponsoring body.

Created / Published

  • Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, 2008-05-21.

Subject Headings

  • -  Biography, History
  • -  Culture, Performing Arts
  • -  Education
  • -  Religion
  • -  Culture, Folklife
  • -  Performing Arts, Music

Notes

  • -  Classification: Education.
  • -  Classification: Geography, Anthropology, Recreation.
  • -  Classification: Music and Books on Music.
  • -  Classification: Philosophy, Psychology, Religion.
  • -  Classification: Social Sciences.
  • -  Jonathan Dueck.
  • -  Recorded on 2008-05-21.
  • -  Researchers.
  • -  Teachers.

Medium

  • 1 online resource

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Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2021688027

Online Format

  • video
  • image
  • online text

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Library Of Congress, and Sponsoring Body American Folklife Center. Empires, Multiculturalisms and Borrowed Heartsongs: What Does it Mean to Sing Russian/Mennonite Songs?. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, -05-21, 2008. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021688027/.

APA citation style:

Library Of Congress & American Folklife Center, S. B. (2008) Empires, Multiculturalisms and Borrowed Heartsongs: What Does it Mean to Sing Russian/Mennonite Songs?. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, -05-21. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021688027/.

MLA citation style:

Library Of Congress, and Sponsoring Body American Folklife Center. Empires, Multiculturalisms and Borrowed Heartsongs: What Does it Mean to Sing Russian/Mennonite Songs?. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, -05-21, 2008. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021688027/>.