Sa Ding Ding’s Wan Wu Sheng : world, pop and buddhist music cross-over / Song Xi Xian

Song, Xi Xian (2015) Sa Ding Ding’s Wan Wu Sheng : world, pop and buddhist music cross-over / Song Xi Xian. Masters thesis, University of Malaya.

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    Sa Ding Ding is a female pop artist from mainland China known for her success in the world music category. Her music reflects a fusion of Tibetan Buddhist chant, Tibetan folk song and western popular music elements. This dissertation reports an analysis of her music and an investigation into the poises state of composition that highlights the possible categorization of commercial Buddhist music. There is an absent of current research in Buddhist music that focus on Sa and her music. In this study, Sa’s Wan Wu Sheng was selected as a case for analysis. Both musical elements and extra-musical elements were examined. Methodology includes literature review, virtual fieldwork, interview, listening analysis, score analysis, and video analysis. The outcome reveals a heavy use of Tibetan Buddhist chant and Sanskrit text, including visual images that portray Buddhist elements that can be categorized under commercial Buddhist music.

    Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
    Additional Information: Dissertation (M.Perform.Arts) -– Cultural Centre, University of Malaya, 2015
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Sa Ding Ding; Wan Wu Sheng; World; Pop; Buddhist; Music
    Subjects: M Music and Books on Music > M Music
    P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
    Divisions: Cultural Centre
    Depositing User: Mrs Nur Aqilah Paing
    Date Deposited: 19 Oct 2015 16:28
    Last Modified: 19 Oct 2015 16:28

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