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FEL XIX - FEL NOLA, New Orleans, USA
7-10 October 2015
Tulane University, 6823 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans
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Program last updated 6 October 2015

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Date

Time

Speaker

Title

Tuesday 6 October 2015
17:00-19:00 WELCOME RECEPTION, Lavin-Bernick Center (LBC), 1834 Club, room 215

Wednesday 7 October 2015

  08:00-    BREAKFAST BUFFET, LBC, Room 213
  09:30 Brenda Lintinger, Nicholas Ostler & Judith Maxwell

WELCOME to FEL NOLA and the Music of Endangered Languages from Tunica-Biloxi Tribe, Tulane University, and FEL

 

10:00

Susanna Zaraysky

KEYNOTE 1: Do-Re-Mi breathes life into dying languages

 

10:45

 

BREAK

 

11:00

 

SESSION 1. TEACHING & LEARNING LANGUAGES

 

11:00

Donna M. Pierite & Elisabeth M. P. Mora

Instilling Cultural Pride through Lawuhara and Modern Tunica Songs and Dances

 

11:30

Megan Pucket

Creek hymns- Promoting Language and Culture in Oklahoma

 

12:00

Gabina Funegra

The music of Quechua

 

12:30

Jurgita Antoine

The Role of Traditional Songs in the Maintenance and Preservation of Lakota Language and Culture

 

13:00

 

LUNCH BUFFET, LBC, ROOM 213

 

14:30

 

SESSION 2. THE LANGUAGE OF SONG

 

14:30

Michael Hammond

Gwlad y Gan: Welsh language, song, and meter

 

15:00

Ichchha Purna Rai
*May be rescheduled

Poeticity and musicality of the Chhulung Ritual Language: A case study in Chhulung Community

 

15:30

Siri Tuttle & Hkan Lundstrm

Taking Charge: learner agency in the transmission of song and speech traditions

 

16:00

Sally Treloyn, Andrew Dowding & Mary Anne Jebb

Thaabi tools for change: a first look at the solo public songs of the west Pilbara

 

16:30

 

ADJOURN

 

18:00-21:00

Susanna Zaraysky

LADINO DOCUMENTARY, LBC, Room 213. Seating begins at 5:30pm

Thursday 8 October 2015

  08:00-   BREAKFAST BUFFET, LBC, Room 213
     

SESSION 3. ECHOING DOWN HISTORY

 

09:00

Guilnard Moufarrej

Music, Chants, and Language Preservation: The Revival of the Syriac language in the Syro-Antiochean Catholic Maronite Church

 

09:30

Eda Derhemi

The capricious mutations of the old Arbresh song O e bukura More

 

10:00

Clint Bracknell

Walanginy ba Waangkiny (Singing and Speaking): Old Song and Aboriginal Language Revitalisation in the South-West of Western Australia

 

10:30

Lucy Bell & Vern Williams Jr.

The Enduring Haida song

 

11:00

 

BREAK

 

11:30

 

SESSION 4. RITUAL AND CEREMONIAL

 

11:30

Jessica Fae Nelson
*May be rescheduled

Playing with the ancestors: the role of the Tor in Patax Hhhe language revitalization

 

12:00

Nicholas Reid

Djanba, Wangga and Lirrga: using musical innovation to renegotiate social contracts, rebuild social strength and recreate community.

 

12:30

Andrey Rosowsky

Heavenly verses: the role of devotional song in minority language maintenance

 

13:00

 

LUNCH BUFFET and FEL Annual General Meeting, LBC room 213

 

14:30

 

SESSION 5. TRANSMISSION TO THE YOUNG

 

14:30

Teresa Proto & Paolo Bravi

Introducing traditional vocal music in Sardinian schools

 

15:00

Shane McClain

Music as a Vehicle for Language Maintenance for Indigenous Mexican Migrants

 

15:30

 

BREAK

 

16:00

Dirksen Bauman

Sign Language Music Videos: Language Preservation or Denigration?

 

16:30

Zubair Torwali
*May be rescheduled

Making music of the endangered language to the taste of youtha case of Torwali music and poetry

  17:00   ADJOURN
  19:00   CONFERENCE DINNER, Superior Seafood,  4338 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans

Friday 9 October 2015

  08:00   BREAKFAST BUFFET, LBC, Room 213
 

09:15

Chris Moseley

KEYNOTE 2: Getting their voices heard: Endangered languages and the recording industry

 

10:00

 

SESSION 6. ATTITUDES TO TRADITION

 

10:00

Doug Marmion

Singing the Train: bringing back the Nyamal language

 

10:30

Michael Walsh & Jakelin Troy

Song and Music in Aboriginal Australia

 

11:00

 

BREAK

 

11:30

Soichiro Harada

The standardization of traditional Yonaguni songs :

 

12:00

Shane Lief & Jeffery Darensbourg

Indigenous Traditions and Popular Music in Louisiana

 

12:30

 

LUNCH  BUFFET, LBC room 213

 

14:00

 

SESSION 7. ASSERTING IDENTITY

 

14:00

Eden Naby

Musical Bridges for Assyrian Identity Retention

 

14:30

Joan A. Argenter

Mixing languages and mixing music: ethnic and linguistic identities among Catalan Gypsies in France

 

15:00

Bret D. Woods

Songs of Past and Present: Fis an Eilein and the Milling Frolic in Gaelic Cape Breton

 

15:30

D. J. Hatfield 

Performed but Not Spoken: Double Binds and Limitations of Musical Performance in Language Revival Movements on Taiwan

 

16:00

 

BREAK

 

16:30

 

OPEN SESSION

 

17:00

 

CONFERENCE CLOSE

Saturday 10 October 2015 - Cultural Program

  10:00   BRUNCH BUFFET, Freeman Auditorium & Woodward Way Breezeway in the Woldenberg Art Center, Tulane University (Newcomb Place between Ferret St and Willow St)
  12:00

Native Voices - Presentations of languages by representatives of the Coushatta, Houma, Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, and Tunica-Biloxi Tribes

CULTURAL PROGRAM: Native Voices, location as Brunch Buffet above

Further details about the Native Voices event

  15:00   CLOSE

 

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