All the arts are subjected to a kind of elitism that removes it entirely from the experience of the common man, and perhaps dance most of all. You are not a dancer. Your role as a loyal patron of the arts is to sit very still and very quiet in the dark as you watch others perform.
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10/08/2011 08:31 EDT
The term 'world music' probably served some purpose in terms of cracking open the homogeneous North American market and introducing its listeners to something beyond their pop/rock/country/classical dogma, but why is it still used when all the peoples of the globe live everywhere?
09/17/2011 09:24 EDT
If we'd been paying attention to African artists, musicians and filmmakers, we'd be far less tempted to believe our fond delusions of "good dictators" or "strong leaders" who keep the peace in Africa. We'd understand the level of political instability and where it comes from.
08/16/2011 09:05 EDT
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