L'union fait la force : Acadian music as a cultured symbol and unifying factor

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dc.contributor.advisor Reid, John G., 1948-
dc.contributor.advisor LeBlanc, Barbara, 1951
dc.creator Bisson, Brooke, 1980-
dc.date.accessioned 2011-05-09T12:31:59Z
dc.date.available 2011-05-09T12:31:59Z
dc.date.issued 2003
dc.identifier.other ML3563 B57 2003
dc.identifier.uri http://library2.smu.ca/xmlui/handle/01/22391
dc.description 160 leaves ; 28 cm.
dc.description Includes abstract.
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 153-160).
dc.description Also available online.
dc.description.abstract To date, there has not been extensive research done on the subject of Acadian music. Current scholarly efforts focus mainly on other aspects of the culture, such as history and demographics. Despite the lack of knowledge about the subject, songs with distinctly Acadian themes, such as remembering the Deportation and the past, Evangeline, homeland, and pride in heritage started to emerge in the late nineteenth century with the beginning of the Acadian renaissance. There were many national symbols and emblems chosen at this time, including a flag, anthem, motto, and the popular adoption of the figure of Evangeline. However, the Cajuns of Louisiana tell a different story of Evangeline than the Acadians of the Maritimes, and they also have adopted their own flag. However, the music from these two regions, among others, share common thematic material, and in doing so, act as a cultural unifier between groups that were separated by the Deportation. Musicians from all corners of Acadie have continued to use this thematic material in their music through the close of the twentieth century, which shows that these themes of remembering the Deportation and the part, Evangeline, homeland, and pride in heritage continue to be important to the younger generations and help to bind the Acadian people together through a popular medium and common themes.
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dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Halifax, N.S. : Saint Mary's University
dc.subject.lcc ML3563
dc.subject.lcsh Acadians -- Music -- History and criticism
dc.subject.lcsh Folk music -- Maritime Provinces -- History and criticism
dc.subject.lcsh Acadians -- Ethnic identity
dc.title L'union fait la force : Acadian music as a cultured symbol and unifying factor
dc.type Text
thesis.degree.name Master of Arts in Atlantic Canada Studies
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.discipline Atlantic Canada Studies Program
thesis.degree.grantor Saint Mary's University (Halifax, N.S.)
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