Symposium of the ICTM Study Group on Music and

The international symposium of the ICTM Study Group on Music and Minorities will be held from the 25th to the 29th of October in Uppsala, Sweden. The presentations can be followed live here on External link..

Presentations Monday 25 October

10:30 Opening ceremony

Sverker Hyltén-Cavallius, Chair of the Local Arrangements Committee

Svanibor Pettan, Study group chair and Chair of the Program Committee

Emma Rung, State Secretary at the Swedish Ministry of Culture

Martin Sundin, General director Institute for Language and Folklore

Dan Lundberg General director Swedish Performing Arts Agency

Charlotte Hyltén-Cavallius, Hosting manager

11:00–12:00 Music of minorities as national cultural heritage

Chair: Svanibor Pettan

Krister Malm: From outcast to national instrument – the elevation of the steel pan

Gretel Schwörer: The bronze drum of the Zhuang people as national cultural heritage of China

13:30–15:30 New research

Chair: Sverker Hyltén-Cavallius

Jakub Kopaniecki: Music of rebellion during the 10th Wrocław Equality March

Johannes Brusila: The digitalization of musical pathways among the Swedish-speaking Finns: Amateur music-making, technology, practices and norms

Nico Mangifesta: Is it possible to perform gamelan music wearing a hijab during odalan or Christian ceremonies in contemporary Bali?

Bożena Muszkalska: Music as an expression of virtual Jewishness in contemporary Poland

16:00–16:55 Theoretical and methodological considerations

Ursula Hemetek, Marko Kölbl: On definitions and guiding principles in ethnomusicological minority research (inspired by Adelaida Reyes)

17:05–18:00 Memorial session for Adelaida Reyes (1930-2021)

Svanibor Pettan

Presentations Tuesday 26 October

08:30–10:00 Music of minorities as national cultural heritage

Chair: Dan Lundberg

Valeriya Nedlina: Traditional Music of Kazakhs: National, Local or Tribal?

Zuzana Jurková: “Through music we were kept alive.” Social dynamics in minority – majority rememberings

Ieva Tihovska: Minorities in the frame of the state: Organization and categorization of musical performances

10:30–12:30 Panel: Music of minorities as national cultural heritage

Politics of representations: Minority music, affect and resistance

Organizers and chairs: Alenka Bartulović and Alma Bejtullahu

Fulvia Caruso: Past and present minorities in Italian policies. An overview and some thorough examination of musical displays

Yuiko Asaba: A ‘minority’ dance-music?: The institutionalisation of tango in post-war Japan

Thea Tiramani: “What is our music?”: colonialism, nationalism and generational conflicts in contemporary Sikh kirtan in the diaspora

Alma Bejtullahu: “We need a presentable Albanian music in diaspora”: Rethinking/rebuffing transnational music

Alenka Bartulović: Musical tensions: Affective renegotiation of sevdalinka in post-Yugoslav Slovenia

14:00–16:00 New research / Theoretical and methodological considerations

Chair: Oscar Pripp

Essica Marks: Cultural identity and Byzantine chant in a small choir of a Greek orthodox church

Xinjie Chen: Returning to the cultural roots: Multimodal presentations of Sápmi in Sámi music CD productions in the 2000s

16:30–17:00 Joik as a Unesco Memory of the World

Dan Lundberg

Presentations Thursday 28 October

08:30–09:30 New research

Chair: Mischa van Kan

Hande Sağlam: Continuity of cultural memory: Transmission traditions of Alevi and Sunni Âşıks in Sivas

Jonas Ålander & Ulrik Volgsten: Music and migrants in Swedish news reporting

10:00–11:30 New research

Chair: Owe Ronström

Saida Yelemanova: Traditional music of the Tatar minority in Kazakhstan

Jasmina Talam: Music and identity construction: The example of Bosnians in Sweden

Fatima Nurlybayeva: Audio Recordings of National Minorities of the Russian Empire in European Archives

11:30–12:00 Ecological issues and research on music and minorities

Chair: Ioannis Christidis

Dorit M. Klebe: Models and spaces for survival of music cultures of refugee communities in Germany from 2015

16:30–17:30 New research / Theoretical and methodological considerations

Chair: Oscar Pripp

Kai Viljami Åberg: The Finnish Romani music – A Product or process?

Francesca Cassio: Challenging Colonial Universalism: Towards a Decolonization and De-nationalization of the Sikh Musical Heritage

Presentations Friday 29 October

08:30–09:30 New research/Ecological issues

Chair: Hilde Binford

Catherine Ingram: A Home That Unites Us All? Global Music Media and South Sudanese Australians

Burcu Yaşin: Sarigol Romanies: An Acoustic Community under the Threat of Gentrification

10:15–12:00 Presentation of the Collections at Institute for Language and Folklore

Annika Nordström, Josefin Devine, Anna Westerberg

13:30–15:00 Music of minorities as national cultural heritage

Chair: Charlotte Hyltén-Cavallius

Ioannis Christidis: Musical performances of forced migrants from Syria as a participatory experience for performing citizenship on the thresholds of Europe

Hilde Binford: Indigenous Voices at the UN Climate Change Conferences

15:30–16:00 Symposium counterpoint and concluding remarks

Svanibor Pettan, Mayco Santaella and Hande Sağlam


Loggor för samverkande arrangörer för konferensen Music and Minorities: Isof, ICTM, Musikverket, Uppsala universitet, Kungliga Gustav Adolfs akademien

The symposium is aimed at researchers and students focusing on musicology, choreology, ethnology and related subjects. The symposium is a hybrid event were some presenters participate on-site and others take part through an online platform. All presentations will be live streamed on this page External link..

Contact information

Charlotte Hyltén-Cavallius
Hosting manager