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'World Music' on Thinking Allowed

PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2013 5:47 pm
by Rob Hall
The second part of today's Thinking Allowed is a discussion with Jo Haynes, the author of 'Music, Difference and the Residues of Race' which is "a new study which considers the significance of race to the understanding of music genres and preferences. What does the 'love of difference' via music contribute to contemporary perspectives on racism? The research draws on interviews with people from the British world music scene." The discussion also involves Professor Paul Gilroy.

I'll have to go back and listen again but, on first hearing, the discussion centres on many of the common world music tropes - e.g., Guardian reading, middle-aged Womad attendees; authenticity; the WM label as a marketing tool; etc. - that most here will already be familiar with, but it's interesting to hear them discussed from a sociological point of view.

Re: 'World Music' on Thinking Allowed

PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2013 6:11 pm
by AndyM
And Paul Gilroy is always worth hearing.