This article explores connections between music and anti-racism. Based on our analyses of recent anti-racist demonstrations and musical media productions, we have constructed an ethnographic description of musicians' involvement in anti-racism in Finland. Our study makes visible how in predominantly white societies, individual musicians' own relations to (anti-)racism, as well as different articulations and meanings of race in general, have become issues that an increasing number of musicians must negotiate. By relying on a multidisciplinary theoretical framework, our study provides different approaches to the complexity and the multidimensionality of the meanings of race, racism, and anti-racism in music.
Fields of Science
- 6131 Theatre, dance, music, other performing arts
- popular music
- music video
- 5143 Social and cultural anthropology