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.
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TollS. C. (2019). Do You Recognize Who I Am? Decolonizing Rhetorics in Indigenous Rock Opera Something Inside is Broken. Transmotion, 5(2), 1-22. https://doi.org/10.22024/UniKent/03/tm.575
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