Sunday, June 21, 2015

Resurrecting Lost Traditions

Welcome to the Ghost Music blog where long lost but not quite forgotten music lives and breathes again.

Here you will find original research, the online Ghost Music Archives, links to other related projects and a lot more.

Ghost Music consists of songs and musical forms that have faded away with little or no recording or documentation. Sometimes we only know about them through descriptions, photographs or other passing references. Above all, these musics were made by and for people. Whether at work, at play, at worship or at war, the songs and music that make up these faded traditions were integral to the everyday lives of those who populated the past. Sometimes we can still hear them singing to us.

Through research into archives, newspapers and historical documents, illustrations, photographs, field recordings, etc., Ghost Music seeks out and re-presents elusive music from the past.

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