15 Jan, 2009

“World Routes”: BBC 3 Audio Features

Posted by: Redaktion In: Website-Reviews

All of you who enjoy listening to radio features and documentations should visit the homepage of BBC 3 World Routes. There can be found a tremendous selection of so called “On-Location” Features, that explore music from around the world. They can be listened to in full length with the real-player.

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Ethnomusicologist Lucy Duran and the british broadcaster Andy Kershaw have travelled through many countries on different continents. They report straight from the locations, describing situations, people, places and first of all music. 

Some journeys are accompanied by the producer James Parkin, that captures fantastic fieldrecordings, spontaneos singing and music playing of the people.

The documentations presented by Lucy Duran furthermore have an academic ethnomusicologist approach. Against the background of the problem, that academics do usually not place any importance on radio as a serious medium for academic research, she has written an essay about the topic. Lucy Duran is lecturer in African music, an undergraduate tutor and an undergraduate admissions tutor in the Department of Music School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London.

> Lucy Duran:  ESSAY: “Radio as research: fresh perspectives on Oumou Sangare’s music”

> BBC 3 World Routes

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