8 December 2010
Title: "No Video, No Audio, No Interviews"
Blurb: "Kat will continue the discussion from her in-class presenation regarding North Mississippi Fife & Drum, the subject of her thesis, by exploring the video "Remembering Otha" (2003). (Othar Turner was the longtime patriarch and lead fifer of the Rising Star Fife & Drum ensemble of North Mississippi.) Insights from the exploration of this video will add to Kat's key thesis question: How has Rising Star Fife & Drum music become a cultural reenactment that both resists and relies upon formal and informal ethnomusicological processes?."