Music and anti-racism: musicians' involvement in anti-racist spaces

Anna Rastas, Elina Seye

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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.

TidskriftPopular Music & Society
Sidor (från-till)592-610
Antal sidor19
StatusPublicerad - 20 okt 2019
Externt publiceradJa
MoE-publikationstypA1 Tidskriftsartikel-refererad


  • 6131 Teater, dans, musik, övrig scenkonst
  • 5143 Social- och kulturantropologi

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