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Sounds and Poetry of the Streets: Philippine Expressive Popular Cultures


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The first "Ethnographies of Philippine Auditory Popular Cultures (EPAC) conference titled:

Sounds and Poetry of the Streets: Philippine Expressive Popular Cultures

The conference aims to investigate salient Filipino practices that involve multi-sensorial aesthetics (as expressive art forms often are), and the transformative ways of contemplating and apprehending them.

Its objective is to provide a venue for new knowledge that will impact discussions of popular culture in higher education in the Philippines through paper presentations that tackle issues of local, everyday phenomena of music, film, radio, and other expressive arts. These might include, for example, how people experience radio music, karaoke sessions in garages, local religious and devotional practices, rap and hip-hop battles, recording studio production among indie artists, digital music production, among others. These are embodiments of relationships in and among practitioners, listeners, dancers, bystanders, producers, indicative of the rich and varied scenes comprising aural popular cultures. The pulsating power of street culture is conditioned by the tactics and intuitive creativity of the ordinary pedestrian, who carves paths both sensual and visceral in apprehending the ephemeral sparks and contours of art and craft.

For the full CFP, visit the EPAC website.