Cultural Flow and Indigenization (HUM415)

We listened to a track by Asian Dub Foundation on Friday as a way of thinking about Arjun Appadurai’s essay on “the global cultural economy,” remember? ADF bears the marks of numerous influences, including dancehall and bhangra. Yet in the process of traveling, cultural practices often mutate or take on different significances because their context (“-scape”) has shifted. Consider what happens to Labh Janjua’s bhangra song Mundian To Bach Ke when it’s remixed by Panjabi MC and then “discovered” by Jay-Z:

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