"The Global Jukebox explores connections between families of expressive style.
One can travel the world of song, dance and language through the Wheel Chart
and the Map. Thousands of examples of the world’s music, dance and other
expressive behavior are available here. The Global Jukebox is presented as a
free, non-commercial, educational place for everybody — students, educators,
scholars, scientists, musicians, dancers, linguists, artists and music fans can
all explore expressive patterns in their own cultural-geographic and diasporic
settings and alongside others’. By inviting familiarity with many kinds of
vocalizing, musicking, moving, and talking, we hope to reconnect people and
communities with their creative heritage and to advance cultural equity.
There are many ways to explore and listen, experimentally or systematically,
with searches or randomly. Visitors may read the description of each selection
and view the codings, or learn to make codings themselves. Journeys by area
specialists and tradition bearers will take visitors into the heart of
particular traditions and cultures, and certified lesson plans for grades K-12
offer historical, ethnographic and educational ways into new worlds of music
We hope the Jukebox will become an interactive center for discovering,
exploring and researching expressive culture, with links to past and present
work in the field, tools to contribute samples of song, dance, and speech, and
guidelines for coding each dataset."
Via Esther Schindler.
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*** Xanni ***
Chief Scientist, Xanadu
Partner, Glass Wings
Manager, Serious Cybernetics