THE DARK SIDE OF EXOTIKA
Incredible to think how much our view of the world has changed over the last 50 years. That we've gone from this...
...to on-line discussions about what Woebot calls 'Shanty House' (Global 'Ghetto' Music). Still, Simon's on cracking form talking about the interface of Baile Funk/Funk Carioca with Miami Booty Bass as the M.I.A. 'authenticity' debate continues to roll and gather more Cultural Mass.
Interesting that Simon should mention the M.I.A/Justin Frischmann connection...this reminded me that Damon Albarn did his own bit of Gracelands style cultural appropriation a couple years back in an attempt to rebrand himself as a serious Post-David Byrne Renaissance-Man/musical 'auteur' type...though when he recorded his "Mali Music" LP Albarn neglected to mention the fact (unless I blinked and missed it) that human slavery is still rife in Mali.