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Posts tagged ‘Digital Music’

Folklore in South Asia: The Politics and Ethics of Digital Archives

By Carola Erika Lorea
Some of these online platforms look like smart ideas for their curators to build an academic career or to make a lucrative tourism business out of folk traditions: little is known on the supposedly beneficial effects that these archives are offering to the cultural owners of folklore.

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Music Archiving in the Age of Digital Revolution and their Role in Building National Identity

By Indira Chakraborty (Bhattacharya)
Archives are also carriers of ‘national culture’ in a way, especially in the current times with the growing phase and trend of “preserving” and “promoting” “popular culture”. Now what defines a popular culture exactly is something that needs attention. Those that curate, preserve, and archive play a very important role in creating the national culture, which then over time becomes the national identity. This essay actually deals with role of digital culture in preservation and music archiving, thereby testifying to the role they play in building “national identity” in the current times.

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