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Growing up – with a violin - between Cuba and Denmark: A visual portrait of Linn, focusing on music as a mediator for hominess

MIAU Friday Seminar with Susanne Højlund, Department of Anthropology, School of Culture and Society

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Friday 5 April 2024,  at 12:00 - 13:00


Location (somewhere in Aarhus) and link to be announced

Where is home and how do you create relations and images of the future when you are a child of a transnational family? This project follows Linn and her musical development over time (from 8 years old to now 15) and aims at creating a children’s perspective on living between very different cultural realities. I have followed Linn and her family with a camera through the last 10 years, and visited them many times both in Cuba and in their summer cottage in Denmark. The presentation will discuss the role of music as a way of establishing a feeling of home, here in the sense of identity, roots and future aspirations.