Popular Music

Translating Race and Genre from Ethnic to Epic

Authored by: Paul Linden

The Routledge Companion to Media and Race

Print publication date:  December  2016
Online publication date:  November  2016

Print ISBN: 9781138020726
eBook ISBN: 9781315778228
Adobe ISBN: 9781317695837

10.4324/9781315778228.ch9

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Abstract

Singers and songs are like seeds; they follow a large migration. When people leave their country and go on migrations, usually they take their stock of seeds and songs with them. I like the idea of people singing a song and then putting their own stamp on it and then passing it on like a tool.

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