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Too Much Informatics

BIG NIGHT TONIGHT! First, I’ll be making another radio appearance — this time far briefer — via Benjamen Walker’s new show on WFMU, Too Much Information. Friends and longtime readers know that I’ve been a fan of Ben Walker’s programs for some time now. For those who aren’t familiar, Benjamen has been making some of […]

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Sunday Morning Videyoga

c/o some frens around the ‘osphere, a couple transnational texts for yr viewing pleasure — first, from @ripley, my favorite musical meme rears its head once again, thus time in a mid-90s Swedish rave-pop setting!? sez rip: note the ZUNGUZUNG at 1:04! [Leila K.]’s of Moroccan descent but from Sweden & this song was number […]

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Technomusicology (Mixes & Mashups)

Ableton Smashups Mashups and mega-mixes, mainly for classes but also for fun. Mixes You can also stream many of these via Mixcloud or Soundcloud. “Wave Count” :: notes | vimeo | mixcloud | mp3 “Louis Dembow Gottschalk” :: notes | soundcloud | mp3 “Raggamuffin Hip-hop Mix” :: notes | soundcloud | mp3 “Pic√≥ Picante May […]

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Nietzsche House

The N-Word Is Flourishing Among Generation Hip-Hop Latinos – Music – Village Voice "Somehow, the n-word has found its way back into hip-hop's critical zeitgeist: I'm interested in exploring, as a Dominican New Yorker, how we as a community have propagated it. Recently, due to the mounting criticism of Boricua rapper Fat Joe's use of […]

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Talib Qawwali

Gambit Weekly : Sissy Strut : August 12, 2008 nice piece on "sissy bounce" in new orleans (tags: neworleans bounce hip-hop queer homophobia sexuality journalism) Generational Myth – ChronicleReview.com siva takes on the myth of all "kids these days" being "digital natives" fluent in info/communication technologies (as well as the general problem of generalizing and […]

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linkthink #14294: Strategeric Communications

MySpace.com – Scary√Čire – IE – Hip Hop / Other – www.myspace.com/scaryeire “Hold Tight remix” = yet another zunguzung riff (around 1:30), this time from a mid-90s recording by an irish hip-hop group :: thx to a student @ Brandeis for spotting it ! (tags: ireland hip-hop zunguzung madmad myspace) CIRP Stations :: Caribbean Internet […]

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Loop the loop, loop the loop the loop

Gotta love distributed research technics — Thx to Mark Calaguas for a few more notches in the Zunguzung tree, including a slippery interpolation by Ninja Man on “Funeral Again.” And, get this, two uses by Nice & Smooth — in the same way, and on CONSECUTIVE TRACKS (?!) on the same album: “Nice & Smooth” […]

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IASPM in Boston

After running my “Zunguzung” paper through the ringer at EMP the week before, I’ll be offering a slightly different (and no doubt revised) version at the annual US meeting of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music (or “yaspum,” as we say it). The conference takes place at Northeastern University from April 26-29; […]

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EMP 2007

From April 19-22, I’ll be participating in this year’s EMP conference in Seattle, an annual convergence of music writers (journalists and academics alike). My own presentation is on that ol “Zunguzung” meme and will follow the zigzagging melody from Yellowman to Jin, with plenty of stops along the way, examining how such a musical figure […]

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Seeplist in Seattle

Off to Seattle tomorrow to participate in this. I’ll be following what I’ve been calling the “Zunguzung Meme” from Kingston to Brooklyn to San Juan and back (w/ several stops along the way). That ol’ Yellowman melody sure seeps into some interesting (and often seminal) performances, telling the intertwined stories of hip-hop and reggae (and […]

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Stage Show Excerpt & Counter Canonical Discourse

If we’re listening for the presence of Jamaica in hip-hop (and hence in NY/US/worlwide), we could attend to such a thing on any number of levels: 1) the occasional 3+3+2; 2) the influence of dub engineering on hip-hop mix aesthetics (e.g., echo, layering, lowend); 3) double-time, flip-tongue, fast-chat flows; 4) accents, cliches, Rasta mantras, and […]

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It’s a Mad Mad Story

This is a page to facilitate the review of my dissertation by my committee. Below is a selection of tracks employing the Mad Mad riddim/riff or the “Zunguzung” meme. I will be posting the “Mad Mad Mix” — a DJ-style performance connecting, in an intensely audible fashion, many of the songs below — ASAP. /// […]

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Ethnomusicology

Our Book! Reggaeton. With Raquel Z. Rivera & Deborah Pacini Hernandez. Durham: Duke University Press, 2009. Articles “Ragtime Country: Rhythmically Recovering Country’s Black Heritage.” Journal of Popular Music Studies 32, no. 2 (2020): 50-62. “Social Dance in the Age of (Anti-)Social Media: Fortnite, Online Video, and the Jook at a Virtual Crossroads.” Journal of Popular […]

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