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p. 232. The West and the worldlocked

  • Philip V. Bohlman


‘The West and the world’ questions the use and abuse of power in recording, collecting, and anthologizing world music through two case studies — the Demonstration Collection and Music of the Orient — anthologies compiled by Erich Moritz von Hornbostel (1877–1935), a German musicologist. It then goes on to consider the musicians of the Middle Passage, the dilemmas of ethnomusicology, and the work of Johann Gottfried Herder (1744–1803) who was seen as the inventor of world music. Finally, the Grammy Award winning albums Santiago of the Chieftains and Harry Smith's Anthology of American Folk Music are discussed.

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