On 1 January 2016, the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development — adopted by world leaders in September 2015 at an historic UN Summit — officially came into force. Over the next fifteen years, with these new Goals that universally apply to all, countries will mobilize efforts to, in particular, end all forms of poverty, fight inequalities and tackle climate change. The SDGs build on the success of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
Abstract: This presentation examines the current music and dance activities of an urban Alaska Native dance group. With its roots in Kingigin, also known as the Cape Prince of Wales, Alaska, the Kingikmiut Dancers and Singers of Anchorage practice and perform traditional Inupiaq music and dance as a way of maintaining their culture and ancestral ways of being. An analysis of this urban dance group’s activities during their regular practice sessions and performances reveals a soundscape and a resultant acoustemology of the group.