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Wayne Marshall on The Unstable Platforms and Uneasy Peers of Brave New World Music

Public culture is being remade in the wake of user-generated content. The ever curious category of "world music" is a case study in how culture has been changed by the proliferation of music and video production software and the connective possibilities of the web. With these innovations, a multinational network of grassroots producers, DJs, and bloggers are able to renegotiate and redefine the term category.

In this talk Wayne Marshall — an ethnomusicologist, Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at MIT, and DJ — discusses how the bottom-up revision of world music can be seen as a valuable development, though queasy connections with its earlier incarnation, also persist.


14 Dec 2010

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