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« Chante-moi d´où tu viens » Les résonances de la pratique du chant en chorale pour les sujets migrants

Abstract : Performing in a choir appears as a key factor setting a real transactional spirale from interpesonnels dynamics around migrants. As a complex behavioural, affective and fantasmatic process of interactions, the choir represents also a secure and holding transitionnal area and a socialization space in which migrants build special affiliations. Singing in a choir allows the meeting with the otherness and the emergence of the migrant being. Facilitating the making and the reconnection between emotions and representings by sublimation and from the right distance, singing appears as a « lever » driving the migrants´narrative speech. By choosing « the words to say their evils », migrants sing their nostalgia and cover their lack of mother in the dual meaning of motherland and mother. Singing takes here all its cathartic meaning. Singing will finally allow migrants to symbolize their own story. Performing in a choir also answers to the challenges of psychic transformation and social integration for migrants by creating a transactional spirale. It helps to share pleasure by singing together and accelerates the french language learning. Singing becomes more then a « speechof doing» by becoming a playfacilitating the « narrative speech ».
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Béatrice Hénon-Socher. « Chante-moi d´où tu viens » Les résonances de la pratique du chant en chorale pour les sujets migrants. Revue française de musicothérapie, Association française de musicothérapie, 2017, 36 (2). ⟨hal-03430451⟩



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