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February 2019

The Raw and the Husky: Music Vocal Qualia and Gender Politics in Post-Millennium Tamil Cinema

February 6, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
The Raw and the Husky

Amanda Weidman, Bryn Mawr College Wednesday, February 6, 2019 | 3:30-4:45 pm | Music Room 1145 This talk will examine the reorganization of singing voices and vocal aesthetics in the music of Tamil cinema, contrasting the ideals for male and female voices from the 1960s and 70s with new ideals that have emerged since the 1990s, in the wake of Itndia‚Äôs economic and cultural liberalization. Based on ethnographic research among playback singers, music directors, and sound engineers in the Tamil…

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