Ojeando Sound Studies Lab he llegado a este texto de Jonathan Sterne sobre las caceroladas en Quebec. Sterne, como no podía ser de otro modo, da una buena lección, en el mejor sentido de la palabra, de la historia de estas prácticas. EL texto está en inglés y francés. Atención a la cita:
In a piece I co-authored with Natalie Zemon Davis for the Globe and Mail, we connected the casseroles with a 700-year-old Francophone tradition of charivari. In English, the tradition is called “rough music”; there are also Italian, German and Spanish versions and the practice has spread from Europe throughout its former colonies. Groups of disguised young men would meet up at night and bang on pots and pans and make a grand din outside an offender’s home. Usually the offense was against some heterosexual norm, but they sometimes took on a political character, and older people would join in. As Allan Greer has shown in The Patriots and the People, they played an important role in Lower Canada’s failed rebellion of 1837-8, where charivaris greeted British officials who would not surrender their commissions.