AbstractThis article questions music’s particular stake in Indigenous initiatives of redress and reconciliation. It examines music’s media-specific relationship with redress and reconciliation, and public discourses that situate intercultural art music performance as a medium of reconciliation. In addressing intercultural art music’s abilities to engender reconciliation, the article considers its social and political efficacy from two perspectives. Firstly, it offers a brief survey of the public and academic discourses on music’s ability to engender reconciliation. Secondly, it examines how the discourse of music’s power for reconciliation played out in an a performance of Mohican composer Brent Michael Davids’ Powwow Symphony presented as part of the Dakota Music Tour (2010) in Minnesota.
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