St. John's Many Voices

Lay Summary 

The Research Centre for Music, Media and Place (MMaP) is conducting archival, library and field research on a selection of ethnocultural groups in and around St. John’s with a view to providing preliminary research “portraits” in a book and a website, entitled St. John’s Many Voices. Currently we are collecting information on selected groups in each of the following regions: East Asia, South Asia, African, South America, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Mediterranean, and Scandinavia. The complete project will also include sections on Irish, Scottish, English, French, and Aboriginal groups for which much research has already been completed. Part history and folklore, part reference guide, St. John’s Many Voices will serve as an invaluable resource for anyone interested in learning more about the various ethnocultural groups who live here, their basic history, and important and intriguing information about their folkways, material and performing culture in the province. Our over-arching objective is to foster pride in local diversity.

School of Music
Industrial Research And Innovation Fund
St. John's
Newfoundland and Labrador
Aboriginal Peoples
Industry Sectors 
Scientific Research and Development Services
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation
Start date 
1 Jan 2009
End date 
31 Dec 2010