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Michelle and WaldoThis “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.


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