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November 13, 2008

Jimi Smith and The Prime Time Players

This paper is an enthomusicological look at one of Jimi Smith's concert performances at Famous Dave's restaurant in Calhoun Square, Minneapolis on September 17th of 2008. The content gives an in depth look at different aspects of the concert such as the venue, the demographic of the audience and musicians, and the interaction between each. It was my intent to determine whether or not a certain amount of communitas (a common sense of connectedness between audience members) was experienced by the crowd. The desired affect of "communitas" was ideally supposed to be created through the relationships formed throughout the performance. This includes relationships among audience members, the band, or a combination of the two.

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