UPDATE! Originally posted on August 6, 2013, today we are republishing our post about Indiji Radio, a new indigenous music program by AntiquityNOW’s partner the Archaeological Legacy Institute. This month ALI is raising funding through a 30-day Kickstarter campaign (ends on October 24, 2013), so we thought we would delve once more into the mystery and beauty of ancient sound with ALI’s President Rick Pettigrew.
Music has had a special place in the human experience. It has defined many a people and given shape to cultures throughout time. However, unlike ancient paintings and artifacts, music is evanescent, its notes sometimes captured in memory and ritual, but all too often lost in the recesses of time. Continue reading