This “Rethinking Creativity, Recognition and Indigenous
Heritage” project and workshop builds on the research of Michelle Bigenho, including
her book Sounding Indigenous: Authenticity in Bolivian Music Performance
(Palgrave 2002), and Henry
Stobart, especially his AHRC and British Academy funded project Digital
Indigeneity focused on Bolivian indigenous music videos,
politics and piracy. As part of this project he convened a roundtable
at MUSEF (Museo de Etnografia y Folklore) in La Paz on the theme of Music
Piracy and the Fair Use of Native Music on 18th June 2008. The Spanish language
transcription of this round table can be accessed via the following link: Piratería Musical y el Uso Justo de la Música Nativa
Michelle Bigenho and Waldo Papu - Photo credit: Phoebe Smolin
Roundtable - Music Piracy and Fair Use of Native Music
Juan Carlos Cordero, one of the organizers of Alta-PI, has been active in two congresses of the group Copy/South and readers might consult the Copy/South Dossier.
Internet and Press
- The Alta-PI working group has set up a blog in Spanish related to this project.
- Phoebe Smolin set up an Alta-PI tumblr as part of her student work with the project.
- Workshop themes were covered in an article in PIEB, the digital journal on Bolivian research.
- In 2013, Alta-PI member, Richard Mújica authored an article in the same PIEB journal “Boom de ‘patrimonialitis’” (An explosion of ‘heritagitus’) in 2013.