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Transcending Distinctions between Religious and Secular Musicianship: Nigerian Pentecostals across Popular Performance Settings

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Patsiaoura, Evanthia
Total Authors: 1
Document type: Journal article
Source: POPULAR MUSIC AND SOCIETY; v. 43, n. 1, p. 1-23, APR 2019.
Web of Science Citations: 0

This article explores the understudied thematic of Nigerian Pentecostal musicianship, by focusing on overlapping practices, perceptions, and experiences of musicians performing across religious and secular settings in Greece. The implementation of Nigerian Pentecostal music-making principles in secular performance contexts generates transcendent experience and fulfills politics of venue-popularity, similarly to congregational contexts. Largely informed by ethnomusicology and the anthropology of music, I employ a threefold analytic tool to show how music-making blurs the boundaries between popular religious and secular culture, and why this blurring broadly shapes and reflects popular cultural practice. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 17/08316-8 - Musicking in the spirit: worship, community and the making of locality among Nigerian Pentecostals in the diaspora
Grantee:Evanthia Patsiaoura
Support Opportunities: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctoral