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Hello! It’s me, Lizzie, writing to you from a little lime green house on top of a house, looking out at a view of green green palms and fruit trees which squeeze themselves in¬†amongst all the colourful houses here in Olinda, Pernambuco. 408 more words


Ethnomusicology translations

In 2015 the Society for Ethnomusicology launched Ethnomusicology translations, a peer-reviewed, open-access online series for the publication of ethnomusicological literature translated into English (ISSN 2473-6422). 87 more words

New Series

What makes a musicologist?

One of the first questions – and possibly the most alarming – that we were asked in our introductory lecture for this year was “who are you and why are you here?”. 995 more words


Survey on Decolonizing Ethnomusicology for the SEM Student News

Participate and lend your voice to the upcoming issue of SEM Student News, Vol. 12, No. 2, which focuses on decolonizing ethnomusicology, by filling out a survey for the “Student Voices” column. 109 more words


Feeling the rhythms

I’ve been back from West Africa for over three months now, and that world is feeling further and further removed from my day to day life in the US. 1,260 more words

West, Gary (2012) Voicing Scotland: Folk, Culture, Nation (Edinburgh: Luath)

West, Gary (2012) Voicing Scotland: Folk, Culture, Nation (Edinburgh: Luath)

RCS Library link

Voicing Scotland takes the reader on a discovery tour through Scotland’s traditional music and song culture, past and present. 70 more words


Musical (Nearly) Universals

Jonathan L. Friedmann, Ph.D.

Human universals refer to aspects of culture, language, behavior, and psyche found in historically and geographically distributed human populations. These include, but are by no means limited to, tools and tool-making, grammar and syntax, myths and proverbs, social groups and kinship systems, mores and moral codes, facial recognition and psychological defenses, and gestures and emotional displays. 341 more words