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Abstract and Keywords
This chapter focuses on transnational networks of Pentecostal practice. It explores the use of “Pannkotis” to identify musical practice among a variety of Haitian churches, including some tied historically to Protestant and Pentecostal organizations in the United States. It also discusses the author’s roles as a Western ethnomusicologist and a Pentecostal believer, reflecting on the power shifts in transnational engagement that shared faith can engender: the author was often not only a learner about Haitian Pentecostals themselves, but also a religious learner with them; at other times, by virtue of the “portable” religious capital of the author’s status as a Pentecostal minister, he was placed as a musical and religious teacher. The chapter points provocatively to the discontinuities the author experienced as an ethnomusicologist because of the understandings and beliefs he shared as a coreligionist with Haitian Pentecostals.
Melvin L. Butler is currently Assistant Professor of Music at the University of Chicago. He earned the Ph.D. (2005) in ethnomusicology from New York University. He has received a Ford Foundation Pre-Doctoral Fellowship (1999) and a Fulbright IIE research grant (2002). In 2004-05, he was the Thurgood Marshall Dissertation Fellow at Dartmouth College. His research interests center on music, identity, and charismatic Christianity in the Caribbean and the United States.
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