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Tok Thompson

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9781496825087

Published to University Press of Mississippi: May 2020

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781496825087.001.0001

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Beatboxing, Mashups, and Cyborg Identity

Beatboxing, Mashups, and Cyborg Identity

Folk Music for the Twenty-First Century

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Posthuman Folklore

Tok Thompson

University Press of Mississippi

This article discusses two new artistic musical traditions, beat-boxing and mashups, in terms of their communal, changeable forms as displaying hallmarks often associated with folk music. Investigating the relationship between aesthetic choices and identity concerns highlights the central theme of the man-and-the-machine, the cyborg, and the inter-connected cognitive functioning of man and machine—all increasingly a part of reality at the beginning of the 21st century.

Keywords:   Mashups, Beatboxing, Folk Music, Cyborg

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