Who was looking for a quick update on new music releases, books, as well as festivals, exhibitions, contests, now has a good point of reference. The site etnomusicologica.com, in fact, is constructed on the convergence of information and materials of interest ethnomusicological. Convergence that defines the profile of the site as non-academic but also very dynamic and informal, although, as mentioned, it is possible to find, in addition to materials more popular and appreciated by non-specialists – such as documentaries, concerts, seminars – many links to ethnomusicology international institutions. Institutions often promote competitions, workshops, courses, and, in general, information which is difficult to access if you are not part of the environment.
Here, however, I would like to help spread one of the projects supported through the site. It is ETNO Music Atlas, that is an interactive map through which you can access the music from all over the world. The principle is simple but functional, especially since it fits in online mapping systems which we all now know and consult. In this case, under the colored markers placed in different areas of the planet, however, we can find musical contributions, documented both in video and audio. The same principle also provides for the socialization of the map, through which anyone can contribute to ethno-music the planet.
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