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Hesmondhalgh, David

International Times: Fusions, Exoticism, and Antiracism in Electronic Dance Music

2000

In Born, G. & Hesmondhalgh, D. (eds.) Western Music and its Others: Difference, Representation, and Appropriation in Music. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press: 280-304.

In this essay, the author discusses the ramifications of cross-cultural musical sampling, the ethical and political issues about authorship and ownership, with a particular focus on ‘western’ musicians who sample ‘non-western’ musicians. He discusses how issues of cultural borrowing and appropriation are reconfigured in the era of digital sampling technology.

Tuesday 15 November 2005, by Rob Weale