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Getting louder: music, “feedback loops” and social change in the Tamil transnational music scene

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posted on 2023-08-24, 15:25 authored by Jasmine Hornabrook

This article explores the “feedback loops” that constitute the Tamil transnational music scene. Comprising of musical, social, economic and political networks between South India, Sri Lanka and their diasporas, I consider how new music production loops around to highlight the multiplicity and fluidity of the scene. Having been built on practices of carnatic, devotional, folk, Kollywood music, hip-hop and R&B, these feedback loops are entangled in politics of belonging. Social hierarchies are being resisted, but also reiterated, by second-generation diasporic and South Asia-based artists through their creative practice. This article examines feedback loops that amplify issues such as casteism and ethnic violence through the rise of Tamil transnational independent music. While these feedback loops are strengthening the economy of cross-border music-making and have the potential for social change, the multidirectional loops also have the potential to reproduce the hierarchies that they have the intention to change.

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School

  • Social Sciences and Humanities

Department

  • Communication and Media

Published in

Cultural Trends

Volume

32

Issue

4

Pages

398-415

Publisher

Taylor & Francis

Version

  • VoR (Version of Record)

Rights holder

© The Authors

Publisher statement

This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Acceptance date

2023-05-10

Publication date

2023-05-24

Copyright date

2023

ISSN

0954-8963

eISSN

1469-3690

Language

  • en

Depositor

Dr Jasmine Hornabrook. Deposit date: 6 June 2023

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