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The Global Jukebox

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Throughout the mid to late twentieth century, musicologist Alan Lomax collected thousands of audio recordings of musical performances from around the globe. In doing so, Lomax sought to create a "global jukebox." The Global Jukebox is an interactive online resource that allows visitors to listen to a number of musical recordings organized on a world map by geographical location and by culture. If you're interested in hearing songs that are from Ethiopia, for example, simply navigate to the world map and you'll see data visualization linking locations and cultures together. Clicking on one of the nodes allows you to select songs from East African peoples, specific cultures within Ethiopia, and a further subset allows you to choose a language in which the songs were recorded. Visitors interested in the analytic aspects of this resource will find a menu on the left explaining how this map was designed and how Lomax and his colleagues were able to integrate their data.
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Date of Scout Publication 2018-02-09
Archived Scout Publication URL https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2018/0209

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