Israeli Musicians as National Representatives

Pánek Jurková Jitka

Abstract

This paper researches how Israeli musicians represent their nation
during performances for a foreign audience. It claims that a nation is not
always portrayed as a homogenous entity; rather, the musicians relate in various
ways to different “imagined communities” (Anderson 1991) through their
performances. These strategies are traceable by the musicians’ verbal statements,
visual markers, and music. The paper proposes four such strategies.

Keywords

cultural diplomacy; cultural representation; imagined community; representation strategy/strategies

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Vydání: 17, 2015, 2