Ethnomusicology is the study of music from the cultural and social aspects of the people who make it. It encompasses distinct theoretical and methodical approaches that emphasize cultural, social, material, cognitive, biological, and other dimensions or contexts of musical behavior, instead of only its isolated sound component.
The term Ethnomusicology is said to have been first coined by Jaap Kunst from the Greek words (ethnos, 'nation') and (mousike, 'music'), is often defined as the anthropology or ethnography of music, or as musical anthropology.
During its early development from comparative musicology in the 1950's, Ethnomusicology was primarily oriented toward non-Western music, but for several decades has included the study of all and any musics of the world (including Western art music and popular music) from anthropological, sociological and intercultural perspectives.
Stated broadly, Ethnomusicology may be described as a holistic investigation of music in its cultural contexts. Combining aspects of folklore, psychology, cultural anthropology, linguistics, comparative musicology, music theory, and history, Ethnomusicology has adopted perspectives from a multitude of disciplines.
Traveling all around the world to discover new sounds has led us to curate our first of many 'Ethnomusicology Experience' various artist compilations.
For Part-1, we have assembled an army of talented producers who have delivered some exceptionally breathtaking music. In no particular order, the compilation welcomes Lèrr (Montenegro), Mikado Koko (Japan), Adrian Pricope (Romania), Voluntier (UK), Gulivert (France), Donz (Armenia), Drakart (Germany), Deep Band (Turkey), Jean Vayat (Ukraine), Below Bangkok & Spring Reason (Coratia & Russia), Tony Schwery & Rami Kanjo (Lebanon), Sobhan (Australia/Iran), Waal (Morocco), Rosé Sunset (France) and last but certainly not least Papaleone (Germany).
Whether you're in the mood for some Latino downtempo or dreamy & melodic deep house or electronica with an ethnic twist or pure playa house, Ready Mix Records' got you covered with their 'Ethnomusicoloy Experience' Part-1 Compilation.