ethnomusicology

  1. sufi

    The new Ethnomusicology

    (Now i see why woebot never gets comments on his website, so we'll have to rehearse this discussion over here) i almost posted this some time back when i read this sycophancy http://www.utne.com/Arts/MP3-Music-Scavengers-World-Music-Experts.aspx bollocks, but interesting bollix nonetheless...
  2. A

    Good and Bad Genre Names

    was thinking about this in relation to "drag" (in my oppinion a very good genre name) and "witch house" (the same genre, but not so good name...) go here if you have no idea what im talking about http://pitchfork.com/features/articles/7806-ghosts-in-the-machine/ and how it seems that bad...
  3. Z

    Anthropology - breaking news, gossip, slander, lies etc

    recently saw this book: Domesticating the World African Consumerism and the Genealogies of Globalization Jeremy Prestholdt looks like stuff i have not encountered at all before. if it holds water might have to move some stuff around in my head to accommodate these accounts... anyone read...
  4. Z

    Deeper Roots

    what little i know about revisionist history and the fictional divide between "east" and "west": during the first half of Greek empire everything came from Persia: food, music, technology, philosphy, mathematics, astronomy, religion, medicine, fashion, etc, etc, etc, etc. and it was not until...
  5. B

    Early digi reggae

    Following on from the Nitty Gritty can people add some digi reggae ? I only know the obvious ones so ill start with this Kenny Knox http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=QKLeScUZCFs&feature=related
  6. S

    music you've been enjoying lately

    i was listening to new pj harvey and devendra banhart a lot lately..specially devendra..but also some other stuff, and i put some of these songs together in a zip file if you're interested; http://www.sendspace.com/file/4km6wm i'd be much interested in what you've listened to lately, and if...
  7. Woebot

    Indo Jazz

    Yay! Let's have an Indo Jazz thread. I'm doing a sleeve dump of some of the things I've picked up recently soon. It's an amazingly fecund quarter actually. Think about the things it has inspired: Minimalism: La Monte Young. La Monte is simply an aestheticised stripped-back Alice...
  8. Z

    ethnomusicology readings

    ethnomusicology great stuff! http://www.ethnomusic.ucla.edu/pre/archive.html first issue of 10 includes articles such as: Standardization and Innovation in Mariachi Music Performance in Los Angeles The Vocal Music Composer in a Nigerian Traditional Society and his Compositional Techniques...
  9. Z

    time and techno

    a good way to know if one is "in the moment", according to Zen practices, is that when meditating, and someone comes up from behind and goes "BOOYAKA!" ---- if you are startled, you are not here of this time, but asleep or adrift in some other time; and if you are not startled at all, you are...
  10. R

    Field Recording Equipment

    Hey guys I'm currently aquiring my equipment for field recording shi-ite, was wondering if anyone had any tips/suggestions concerning which particular equipment i should look for. I'm going to purchase a SONY TCD-D100 DAT walkman this afternoon from ebay, and now have to purchase a microphone...
  11. M

    The ol' ethno-tourism question

    Sorry if this has come up in one of the other threads and I missed it, but has anyone heard Murs' verses on the topic of white people into hip-hop on the track 'And this is for'? The track's on his album with 9th Wonder, '3:16'. Pretty good I reckon, fairly equivocal in that he's acknowledging...
  12. R

    Field recordings & indigenous peoples

    This is something i have been thinking about for awhile. I would really love to get some basic studio equipment together and travel through the jungles of south america/africa/asia recording indigenous people's music. Has anyone been part of a simliar adventure or know anyone who has? Also...
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