Much contemporary music can be seen arising from trends that exist outside of the Western canon, as part of a global and digital cultural exchange, taking place in a rapidly expanding fashion. How should academics, label owners and musicians classify and document this movement? The From Roots To Routes panel talk explores not only the roots of non-Western musical trends, but the routes they take to arrive at their listeners.
Panelists: Wendy Hsu, Christopher Kirkley, Sarah Abunama-Elgadi, Thomas Burkhalter. Host: Florian Sievers
Presented in collaboration with Norient.
Photograph: Andrés Bucci