Sunday, January 29, 2012

Repost: "I Hate World Music" by David Byrne

Thanks to Laney Widener for posting this really great piece by David Byrne:

"In my experience, the use of the term world music is a way of dismissing artists or their music as irrelevant to one's own life. It's a way of relegating this 'thing' into the realm of something exotic and therefore cute, weird but safe, because exotica is beautiful but irrelevant; they are, by definition, not like us. Maybe that's why I hate the term."

Read his full essay here.

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