Phys .org: ‘Global Jukebox’ performing arts database now publicly available

Phys.org: ‘Global Jukebox’ performing arts database now publicly available. “The Global Jukebox relies on a dataset that includes traditional songs representing 1,026 societies. Many of the recordings were captured by ethnomusicologist Alan Lomax, who categorized them according to different features of musical style, such as number of singers, vocal embellishments, and various rhythmic and melodic qualities; 37 such features are now included for each of the 5,776 songs in the Global Jukebox dataset. A preliminary version of the Global Jukebox tool launched in 2017, and the underlying database is now available for anyone to download.”

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