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- Giving Voice to Children
- Girls Experiencing Gamelan Education and Cultural Politics in Bali
- Youth Music at the Yakama Nation Tribal School
- Reform Jewish Songleading and the Flexible Practices of Jewish-American Youth
- Venda Children’s Musical Culture in Limpopo, South Africa
- Songs of Japanese Schoolchildren during World War II
- Girlhood Songs, Musical Tales, and Musical Games as Strategies for Socialization into Womanhood among the Baganda of Uganda
- Musical Cultures of Girls in the Brazilian Amazon
- The Musical Socialization of Children and Adolescents in Brazil in Their Everyday Lives
- Georgian (Caucasus) Children’s Polyphonic Conception of Music
- Integration in Mexican Children’s Musical Worlds
- Celticity, Community, and Continuity in the Children’s Musical Cultures of Cornwall
- Miskitu Children’s Singing Games on the Caribbean Coast of Nicaragua as Intercultural Play and Performance
- Education and Evangelism in a Sierra Leonean Village
- Children’s Urban and Rural Musical Worlds in North India
- Enjoyment and Socialization in Gambian Children’s Music Making
- Children’s Musical Engagement with Trinidad’s Carnival Music
- Musical Childhoods across Three Generations, from Puerto Rico to the USA
- The Musical Worlds of Aboriginal Children at Burrulula and Darwin in the Northern Territory of Australia
- Reflexive and Reflective Perspectives of Musical Childhoods in Singapore
- The Musical Culture of African American Children in Tennessee
- Children’s and Adolescents’ Musical Needs and Music Education in Germany
- The Interweaving Threads of Music in the Whariki of Early Childhood Cultures in Aotearoa/New Zealand
- Balancing Change and Tradition in the Musical Lives of Children in Hong Kong
- Tradition and Change in the Musical Culture of South Korean Children
- Perspectives on the School Band from Hardcore American Band Kids
- The Nature of Music Nurturing in Japanese Preschools
- The Complex Ecologies of Early Childhood Musical Cultures
- The Role of Context and Experience among the Children of the Church of God and Saints of Christ, Cleveland, Ohio
- Music in the Lives of Refugee and Newly Arrived Immigrant Children in Sydney, Australia
- Enculturational Discontinuities in the Musical Experience of the Wagogo Children of Central Tanzania
- Tinkering and Tethering in the Material Culture of Children’s MP3 Players
- Economics, Class, and Musical Apprenticeship in South Asia’s Brass Band Communities
- Constructions and Negotiations of Identity in Children’s Music in Canada
- A Historical Look at Three Recordings of Children’s Musicking in New York City
- Whose Songs in Their Heads?
Abstract and Keywords
This article reviews research and the historical context for Anglo-Canadian children’s folk music, the development of the children’s folk “movement” in the 1970s, and the resultant Anglo-Canadian children’s musical canon. Specifically, it explores the relationship between musicians and the selection and contents of songs through the repertoire of two musical “acts”: the threesome known as Sharon, Lois, and Bram; and Raffi Cavoukian. The analysis and comparison of the music, performance practices, and songs of both acts show that despite their varied approaches, each drew upon folk and popular musical traditions, and created new songs in forming their repertoires. Both acts created music that empowered children as the keepers of the future through their use children’s artwork, children’s voices, and efforts to teach children how to care of themselves and the world around them.
Anna Hoefnagels is assistant professor at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. Her teaching and research specializes in first peoples’ musics in Canada, music and gender, folk and traditional music in Canada, and ethnomusicology. Her publications have focused primarily on intertribal music genres and issues of gender, performance, and tradition in Central Canadian aboriginal communities.
Kristin Harris Walsh holds a PhD in folklore from Memorial University of Newfoundland and an MA in dance from York University. Her research focuses on vernacular dance practices, children’s culture, and dance education. She is currently adjunct professor and project coordinator at the MMaP Research Centre at Memorial University’s school of music.
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