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Not Suitable for Kazakhs? Authenticity and National Identity in Contemporary Kazakhstani Music

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dc.contributor.author Otan, Merey
dc.date.accessioned 2019-05-14T07:03:41Z
dc.date.available 2019-05-14T07:03:41Z
dc.date.issued 2019
dc.identifier.citation Otan, Merey (2019) THE DEVELOPMENT OF MA PROGRAMS AT NAZARBAYEV UNIVERSITY: A LONGITUDINAL STUDY.Nazarbayev University, School of Humanities and Social Sciences. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://nur.nu.edu.kz/handle/123456789/3886
dc.description.abstract In the two decades since the collapse of the Soviet Union, the musical landscape in Kazakhstan has come to include diverse localized versions of global music. The alternative soundscape of modern Kazakhstan encompasses rhythmic electronic dance sounds, hard rock, romantic and mellow indie, harsh rap, experimental rock, and other genres. Modern musicians now use an electric version of a traditional instrument, the elektro-dombyra, to perform ethnic rock. The language of performance among musicians varies from Kazakh to Russian and English. One recent phenomenon in Kazakhstan is the emergence of ‘Q-pop’, which is largely modeled on K-pop and which is rapidly gaining popularity among the local audience. Many of these performers faced some criticism for their unconventional choices of instruments, genres, and visual images. This thesis addresses the questions of what strategies these musicians themselves use to claim authenticity, and how these strategies intertwine with local discourses of national identity, language, and gender... en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Nazarbayev University School of Sciences and Humanities en_US
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 United States *
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/ *
dc.subject musical landscape en_US
dc.title Not Suitable for Kazakhs? Authenticity and National Identity in Contemporary Kazakhstani Music en_US
dc.type Master's thesis en_US
workflow.import.source science


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