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Recording and remembering the sounds of Africa: ethnomusicology, sound archiving and sound elicitation

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Enchanted by recordings of African pygmy song, in 1986 Louis Sarno, an American carpenter, put down his tools and bought a one-way ticket to the Central African Republic. He still lives there today recording songs from the forest and has become an advocate for indigenous land and political rights. During the last three decades, he has built an unprecedented archive of recordings of music, which also includes images of performance and every-day life of a little known and endangered nomadic com...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Research group:
Music, Anthropology
Oxford college:
St Cross College
Department:
Pitt Rivers Museum
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