“Ethnic Sounds”: The Economy and Discourse of World Music Sampling

Théberge, Paul


Music and Technoculture. Middletown: Weslyan University Press, 93-108.

Language: English

In this chapter, the author explores what appear to be some of the most resilient discourses around world music, and the manner in which they promote and even justify the technological appropriation of it; specifically, the fetishisation of musical sounds that has taken place since the rise of sampling in popular music.