Do You Recognize Who I Am? Decolonizing Rhetorics in Indigenous Rock Opera Something Inside is Broken
Keywords: Native American, Nisenan
AbstractThis article analyzes the decolonizing rhetorics displayed in the indigenous rock opera Something Inside is Broken, which toured California and the Southwest United States in the Fall of 2016. By applying LeAnne Howe's concept of tribalography, I discuss the decolonizing potential of this rock opera, focusing on the implementation of Nisenan oral tradition, history, and language in its libretto. This article includes links to songs from the production to allow the reader and listener to experience the music and Nisenan language featured in the opera.
How to Cite
Toll, S. C. (2019). Do You Recognize Who I Am? Decolonizing Rhetorics in Indigenous Rock Opera Something Inside is Broken. Transmotion, 5(2), 1-22. Retrieved from https://journals.kent.ac.uk/index.php/transmotion/article/view/575
Copyright (c) 2019 Shannon Claire Toll
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:
- Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
- Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
- Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).