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Local Noise: Indigenising Hip hop in Australasia

Funding: 2005: $70,000
2006: $68,000
2007: $80,000

Project Member(s): Pennycook, A.

Funding or Partner Organisation: Australian Research Council (ARC Discovery Projects)
Australian Research Council (Other funds for ARC projects)

Start year: 2005

Summary: This project investigates Australasian (Australia and New Zealand) indigenisations of hip hop culture, the ways in which indigenous and migrant young people have used hip hop culture to construct their identities, express their world views and challenge mainstream assumptions about indigenous and non-Anglo youth. By looking at cultural, linguistic and pedagogical dimensions of indigenisation, the project creates new insights into processes of indigenisation within globalisation; ways in which local and regional cultures and traditions are combined with imported cultural forms; modes by which languages are mixed and melded in popular cultural expression; and possibilities for new forms of articulating identity within Australasia.

Keywords: Hip Hop, Indigenisation, Identity, Code Switching, Applied Linguistics, Pedagogy,

FOR Codes: Music, Multicultural, Intercultural and Cross-cultural Studies, Applied Linguistics and Educational Linguistics, The performing arts (incl. music, theatre and dance), Communication across languages and cultures, Education across cultures, Musicology and Ethnomusicology, Education and Training not elsewhere classified, Communication Across Languages and Culture, Multicultural, Intercultural and Cross-cultural Studies