Ethnography

Ethnography - Anthony Cavallaro Dr. Robert Stevens Music...

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Anthony Cavallaro Dr. Robert Stevens Music 1004 Section 001 December 4, 2008 Ethnography of a Performance On September 25, 2008, the students of Professor Stevens’ Nonwestern Music class were treated to a very cultural performance. Mr. Gideon Ampeire, director of Echo Uganda, a group that provides educational workshops about culture and music of Eastern Africa, joined us in the Student Union Theater to demonstrate some traditional Ugandan instruments and explain the culture of this African nation. Through traditional storytelling, dance, and music performance, Mr. Ampeire was able to convey the importance of music in Uganda and the role it plays in daily life. Mr. Ampeire is originally from the western part of Uganda. He began making music from the early age of three. He was raised by his grandfather, who played traditional Ugandan instruments. Gideon explained that, like many, he never took music lessons, and learned only by watching his elders play. He spoke with a very strong accent, which made his explanations a little bit difficult to understand. His attire was rather casual. The clothing he wore was not typical clothing you would see around campus, but it was, by no means customary Ugandan apparel. The atmosphere of the performance was a nice change from our everyday lecture
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