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Anthony Seeger is a Professor of Ethnomusicology at the University of California, Los Angeles, and the heir to the great musical legacy of the Seeger family – among other notables, his grandfather Charles Seeger was a musicologist and his uncle Pete Seeger was an influential folk singer and member of The Weavers. Seeger is a specialist in the music of the Suyá people of central Brazil, as well as of protest and struggle music, and has written widely in these and other fields. He is also a trained music archivist, and runs the music archive facility at University of California, Los Angeles. From 1988 to 2000, he was Director of Smithsonian Folkways Recordings at the Smithsonian Institute.
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Anthony Seeger, Professor of Ethnomusicology at the University of California, Los Angeles, discusses the tradition of Western Classical music and the opportunities for fusion that exist between Classical and musical traditions, as well as how this fusion works in practice.



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November 2007
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