A podcast about music and dance across cultures hosted by Georgia Curran and Mahesh White-Radhakrishnan. We discuss research in ethnomusicology and the anthropology of sound and movement. We also play tracks and excerpts by independent artists especially providing a platform to hear vulnerable and not widely heard performance traditions.


September 29, 2023 51 mins

Music!Dance!Culture! Episode 3. Born for this gift with amaXhosa rapper MC Kideo

In this episode co-produced with guests researcher Sudiipta Dowsett and interviewee amaXhosa rapper MC Kideo (aka Makhi Mketho), we hear about Kideo’s journey becoming a rapper growing up in Khayelitsha a township on the outskirts of Cape Town in South Africa’s western cape. Kideo talks about the influence of traditional forms such as Imbongi...

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In this episode we interview researcher and performer Sudiipta Shamalii Dowsett, our collaborator on the previous episode and the two episodes to come about her research on representing place through hip-hop in First Nations cultures in Central Australia and South Africa as well as her own experience of hip-hop.

Music Dance Culture is produced by Georgia Curran (she/her) and Mahesh White-Radhakrishnan (they/them). Theme m...

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Music!Dance!Culture! Episode 3. On Milpirri and digging yams of knowledge with Wanta Steven Jampijinpa Patrick and Jerry Jangala Patrick

We learn about a Warlpiri traditional culture and hip-hop festival called Milpirri with its creative director Wanta Steven Jampijinpa Patrick and his father, Warlpiri elder, Jerry Jangala Patrick who performs Jardiwanpa.

Produced by Georgia Curran and Mahesh White-Radhakrishnan with guest ...

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This ep dedicated to the late Rachel Outschoorn explores Portuguese Burgher káfriinha. Guests:  A/Prof. Hugo Cardoso, Asian Portuguese creole language expert, then Newton & Felicita Sellar, Angelo & Tharniya Pietersz, Kiliptan Sellar & Rushman Outschoorn who play in one of the main Portuguese Burgher music and dance groups in Batticaloa.

Mahesh:  káfriinha in Portuguese Burgher culture and Sri Lan...

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In Part 2 of our first episode, we discuss the study of diverse musics and the value of ethnomusicology as it has developed over the 21st century. We interview Emeritus Professor Anthony Seeger about growing up in a family central to the American folk music scene, his field research with the Kisedje in Brazil, and his roles as the director of the Archives of Traditional Music at Indiana University and Smithsonian Institution. Seege...

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Music and dance are at the heart of many significant cultural events and often represent and affirm distinct cultural identities. In Part 1 of our first episode we discuss the value of music and dance in diverse cultural contexts and reflect on the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on musical expression in various cultural contexts. We chat to Arian Pearson, Yolngu musician, producer and Head Sound Engineer with Mulka Music, about h...

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November 22, 2021 2 mins

Music!Dance!Culture! is a show for anyone who loves music, dance and other performing arts around the world and the study of it. Hosts Georgia Curran and Mahesh White-Radhakrishnan introduce the podcast what it's all about and what to expect from Season 1.

Features the show theme music composed and performed by Mahesh and remixed and produced by Arian Pearson.

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