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All the way from … authenticity and distance in world music production

All the way from … authenticity and distance in world music production

van Klyton, Aaron (2016) All the way from … authenticity and distance in world music production. Cultural Studies, 30 (1). pp. 106-128. ISSN 0950-2386 (Print), 1466-4348 (Online) (doi:

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World music and the narratives it produces are at the very centre of a formerly transnational production and consumption process. However, the shortened distance between the sites of production and consumption of this good, brought on by migration and greater participation, has created a dilemma for the UK-based artists who perform it: how to maintain authenticity without the added value of ‘distance’. Therefore, the aim of this article is to examine the ways in which musicians and other participants attempt to overcome this problem and in doing so (re)-construct particular aspects of their identity. Rather than being just another critique on authenticity, this article uses distance as an organizing concept in understanding the challenges facing world music production in the UK.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis Group in Cultural Studies on 7/11/2014, available online:
Uncontrolled Keywords: world music, identity, distance, authenticity, cultural products
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Business
Faculty of Business > Department of International Business & Economics
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 15:15
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: GREAT c
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
Selected for GREAT 2019: GREAT 5
Selected for REF2021: None

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