While on holiday in New York City a few years ago, I arranged to meet a friend for lunch. After more than 15 years of touring, writing his Mudd Up blog and digitally enhanced globe-trotting, Clayton has published his first book, Uproot: Travels in 21st-Century Music and Digital Culture. It is a tome as sprawling and excitable in its subject matter as one of the mixes that launched his career as a DJ 15 years ago. On the phone from a library in Manhattan, I remind Clayton about the taco shop cumbia project. Clayton explains cumbia as a real world peer-to-peer network, embedded in working-class Hispanic communities in the US and Latin America alike, mutating the sound every time it moves. The term was coined when a group of 19 record label owners , journalists and radio DJs met in a north London pub and tried to name a genre category to help record shops sell the music — no one was finding it, buried in the jazz or folk sections.
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Her manuscript is based on ethnographic fieldwork she has conducted in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil since Her work experiments with modes of ethnographic attention and with creative scholarly transmissions beyond or in excess of text. Clayton uses an interdisciplinary approach to focus on how sound, memory, and public space interact, with an emphasis on low-income communities and the global South. Clayton has performed in over three dozen countries, and has given artist talks at a number of museums, universities, and other institutions. Support UnionDocs! Make a tax-deductible donation or become a member today. Free access to public events, plus discounts on guest tickets, workshops, the UNDO Shop, space rentals, and more! An expansively designed program that offers a platform for exploring contemporary approaches to the documentary arts and a process for developing an innovative collaborative project. Support this socially distanced, open-air structure and help keep our community connected and our programs going!
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Series produced by WFMU. New bass and beats plus live guests musicians, DJs, poets and an ear for the global south. Gangsta synthetics. International exclusives. Jace Clayton is an interdisciplinary artist living in Brooklyn.