Category Archives: Music

You better be ready to get confused

The single “Human Behavior” off the album “Debut” (1992) by Icelandic pop star Bjork, is a favorite among anthropologists of my generation who, like myself, came of age in the ’90s. Many of her most memorable music videos, including this … Continue reading

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Rastafari Themes in Reggae Music

I’m a greater lover of reggae and down-tempo music in general. As a young boy I had the privilege to travel throughout the Caribbean on family vacations and I loved playing music on my parent’s stereo system at home. My … Continue reading

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Amerika ist Wunderbar

Rammstein is one of the most popular German-language bands in the world. Their single “Amerika” was released in 2004 and quickly became a Top 10 hit in Europe. According to Wikipedia the band is best known for their theatrical stage … Continue reading

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B-Boy Bungaku

Here’s some beats for ya’ll to check out, maybe play them in the background while you read Ian Condry’s essay on Japanese hiphop. B-Boy Bungaku is a mixtape in mp3 form and best of all its totally free. It’s a … Continue reading

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