Ethnomusicology PhD candidate Hicham Chami has been awarded the 2017 T. Temple Tuttle Prize for best student paper presented at the annual meeting of the Niagara Chapter of the Society for Ethnomusicology (http://www.people.iup.edu/rahkonen/NiagaraSEM/Temple.Tuttle.htm). In his paper, "A Tale of Two Protectorates: Cultural Hegemony in Colonial Morocco and Its Impact on Indigenous Musics," Chami argues that the Gramscian concept of cultural hegemony was a critical factor during 20th-century colonial rule, with the French and Spanish Protectorate administrations (1912-1956) appropriating music to advance their own agendas, in the guise of cultural preservation. This examination of the status of musical genres during the Protectorate era sets the stage for analyzing the post-independence privileged status of Andalusian music in Moroccan public life and education: both mirroring its inherent class stratification and impacting the viability of indigenous cultural traditions.
PhD candidate Hicham Chami has been awarded the 2017 T. Temple Tuttle Prize
posted Nov 1, 2017