Ethnomusicology Translations https://scholarworks.iu.edu/journals/index.php/emt <p>Ethnomusicology Translations, a project of the Society for Ethnomusicology, is a peer-reviewed, open-access online series for the publication of ethnomusicological literature translated into English. ISSN&nbsp;2473-6422.</p> en-US <p>A <strong>copyright holder of an original article</strong> published in this series agrees to the following terms:<strong><br /> </strong><br /> By submitting to Ethnomusicology Translations, the copyright holder grants to Ethnomusicology Translations the non-exclusive right to translate the submission into English.<br /> <br /> By submitting to Ethnomusicology Translations, the copyright holder grants to Ethnomusicology Translations the non-exclusive right to distribute an English-language translation of the submission worldwide in electronic format, print format, and/or any other medium.<br /> <br /> The copyright holder represents that the submission is an original work and that they possess the right to grant the rights contained in this agreement. The copyright holder also represents that the submission does not, to the best of their knowledge, infringe upon anyone’s copyright.<br /> <br /> <br /> <strong>A translator</strong> who publishes with this series agree to the following terms:<br /> <br /> The translator retains the copyright to his/her translation.<br /> <br /> By submitting to Ethnomusicology Translations, the translator grants to Ethnomusicology Translations the non-exclusive right to reproduce, transform (as defined below), and/or distribute his/her submission worldwide in electronic format, print format, and/or any other medium.<br /> <br /> The translator agrees that Ethnomusicology Translations may, without changing the content, transform the submission to any medium or format for the purpose of preservation.<br /> <br /> The translator agrees that Ethnomusicology Translations may keep more than one copy of this submission for purposes of security, back-up, and preservation.<br /> <br /> The translator represents that the submission is his/her original translation and that he/she has the right to grant the rights contained in this agreement. The translator also represents that his/her submission does not, to the best of his/her knowledge, infringe upon anyone’s copyright.<br /> <br /> The translator may enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of Ethnomusicology Translations’ published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgment of its initial publication in Ethnomusicology Translations.</p> rwolf@fas.harvard.edu (Richard Wolf) iusw@indiana.edu (IUScholarWorks) Wed, 07 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0500 OJS 3.1.1.4 http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss 60 Forbidden Songs of the Pgaz K’Nyau. By Suwichan Phattanaphraiwan (“Chi”). Translated by Benjamin Fairfield. https://scholarworks.iu.edu/journals/index.php/emt/article/view/25921 <p>The “forbidden” songs of the <em>Pkaz K’Nyau</em> (Karen), part of a larger oral tradition (called <em>tha</em>), are on the decline due to lowland Thai modernization campaigns, internalized Baptist missionary attitudes, and the taboo nature of the music itself. Traditionally only heard at funerals and deeply intertwined with the spiritual world, these 7-syllable, 2-stanza poetic couplets housing vast repositories of oral tradition and knowledge have become increasingly feared, banned, and nearly forgotten among Karen populations in Thailand. With the disappearance of the music comes a loss of cosmology, ecological sustainability, and cultural knowledge and identity. <em>Forbidden Songs</em> is an autoethnographic work by Chi Suwichan Phattanaphraiwan, himself an artist and composer working to revive the music’s place in Karen society, that offers an inside glimpse into the many ways in which Karen tradition is regulated, barred, enforced, reworked, interpreted, and denounced. This informative account, rich in ethnographic data, speaks to the multivalent responses to internal and external factors driving modernization in an indigenous and stateless community in northern Thailand.</p> <p>Originally published in Thai as <em>เพลงต้องห้ามของปกาเกอะญอ. </em>Bangkok: Santisiri Press, 2014.</p> ##submission.copyrightStatement## https://scholarworks.iu.edu/journals/index.php/emt/article/view/25921 Wed, 07 Nov 2018 23:25:48 -0500