La Nouvelle-Orleans à Montreal: le berceau du jazz dans la ville des festivals (New Orleans in Montréal : The Cradle of Jazz in the City of Festivals)

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La Nouvelle-Orleans à Montreal: le berceau du jazz dans la ville des festivals (New Orleans in Montréal : The Cradle of Jazz in the City of Festivals)
Géocarrefour
78
129-137
2003/04
fre
1627-4873, 1960-601X
This paper explores representations of New Orleans and Louisiana music at the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal between 1999 and 2001. It questions howLouisiana and Québec have used these representations to construct cultural affinitiesbetween their francophone histories, drawing specifically on the tourist place-images ofMontréal and New Orleans as cities of festive celebration. First, I frame narratives of NewOrleans as the mythic "birthplace of jazz" and those of Montréal as a "city of festivals" todemonstrate how the cultural practice of jazz joins images of the sinful and the festive in each city’s urban imaginary. Second, I examine how the origins of jazz in New Orleansmerge with discourses of cultural authenticity and tradition in greater Louisiana, and howsuch representations are seen to be truthfully celebrated in Montréal as a creative, Frenchcity with an open nightlife. I conclude with the argument that the joint marketing of each city’s festive place-image at the jazz festival has occurred within a logic of tourism that has soughtto construct a Francophone diaspora in North America, despite the negligible cultural,economic, and even historical contact between the regions.
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geocarrefour
10.4000/geocarrefour.212
New Orleans in Montréal
2019-11-22T17:07:46Z
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