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Vijay Iyer's jazz pulls from grab bag of genres and years -
"You know, I hope that in doing so people start to accept that there are these other perspectives on [jazz], that one can actually encompass all these things and it's not about this-versus-that, or the past versus the future. That whole dynamic kind of drives me mad, because that's not ever what this music was. It wasn't ever about tradition versus modernity. It was always about one in the other, or one through the other."
jazz  music  livemusic  tradition  creativity  aesthetics 
august 2010 by allaboutgeorge
BBC News: Killer virus hits Angolan rituals
"For the people here not to be able to pay their last tribute and respect to deceased beloved ones, that's particularly hard. And the whole issue of the social, cultural and anthropological impact of the disease is becoming more and more important."
social  death  africa  disease  tradition 
april 2005 by allaboutgeorge

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