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TEDxIrie - Wayne Marshall - Jamaican musical innovations, foundation for modern cultural practice

Topic: How Jamaican musical innovations have created a foundation for modern cultural practice Wayne Marshall is an ethnomusicologist focusing on the popular music of the Caribbean and the Americas, and their circulation in the wider world, with particular attention to digital technologies. Currently a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at MIT, he's writing a book on music industry, networked media, and transnational youth culture. He recently co-edited and contributed to Reggaeton (Duke University Press 2009), the first book length study of the Spanish-language genre that mixes hip-hop and dancehall, and he has published in academic journals such as Popular Music and Callaloo while writing for popular outlets like The Wire and the Boston Phoenix. He holds a Ph.D. in ethnomusicology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he wrote a dissertation on the longstanding interplay between hip-hop and reggae, and he has taught at Brandeis, Brown, University of Chicago, and Harvard Extension School. He is also an active DJ and maintains and runs the blog and website, www.wayneandwax.com. In the final talk, Wayne Marshall looked at the way Jamaica's deejays and dancehall have had a large influence on hip hop and world music and how they redefined the way audiences relate to that music. About TEDx In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x=independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.
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