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All That Jazz

I’ve come across many different styles of music, some I have adored, and others I more respect than enjoy. One however, that never ceases to impress and captivate me, is Jazz and the improvisation within. 1,132 more words


Cracker Mini Mix: The Unlikely Sessions

There is a backlash to the concept of the ‘remix’; how it takes away from the original, robs it of its inherent and intended awesome-ness, and ‘robs’ in general, as though the producer is some unimaginative thief leaving dirty footprints on the sultan’s ancient carpet. 521 more words

Big Dada

An early ethnomusicology symposium

At a unique ethnomusicology symposium hosted by the University of Washington in 1963, presenters described their views of the discipline with particular attention to fieldwork. It was a heady moment in the discipline, one where there was a sense of a distinctive emerging disciplinary identity only a few years after the first conference of the… 143 more words


From the Field: September 2015 No.2

Some music from today’s exploration of #folkmusic…

Here’s a quick screen grab of some of the data cropping up on hashtagify today:

& seeing as Sufjan Stevens came up in the feed, I couldn’t help myself! 7 more words

Folk Music

Interview with David Park McAllester

Matthew Harp Allen

Wheaton College

David McAllester in 2005

(Photo courtesy of Alan R. Burdette)

Editor’s note: In 2004 the Society for Ethnomusicology’s Board of Directors asked Matthew Allen to interview his friend and former teacher… 6,499 more words


CFP: First International Conference in Musicology at Rabindra Bharati University

Rabindra Bharati University will be hosting their first international conference in musicology on the 5-6 November 2015. The theme will be ‘Music and Musicology in South Asia, Recent Trends: Perspectives in the 20th and 21st Century’. 80 more words