This week during the BCM111 lecture on 'Music and Resistance' we viewed the documentary film 'Searching for Sugarman'. Within the first five minutes I was intrigued by the mysterious tale of 'Rodriguez' and I needed to know more. Rodriguez AKA Sixto Diaz Rodriguez is a Mexican-American folk musician whose music was popular mainly in South … Continue reading The Mysterious ‘Sugarman’ and Music Censorship
"Cultural appropriation" is defined as the adoption or use of elements of one culture by members of another culture. Summer in America means 'festival season' and this includes The Coachella Valley Arts and Music Festival held each year in the the Coachella Valley in the Colorado Desert. With festival season comes a whole lot of … Continue reading Coachella: The Cultural Appropration Festival
Last week if you had asked me what globalisation was I would have stuttered through some kind of answer that only danced around the edges of what gobalisation really is, essentially not really answering the question but answering it enough that you didn't ask me anymore about it. But today if you were to ask … Continue reading Globalisation: Helping or Hindering?