28/12/2011 14' 57''

Founded in 2003 by Alan Bishop, Hisham Mayet and Richard Bishop, Sublime Frequencies has become a benchmark in the exploration of popular and folk music from parts of Africa, the Middle East and Asia. Deliberately avoiding traditional ethnomusicology and academic approaches, they never lose sight of their mission to rescue music and sounds that would otherwise very likely be destined to be forgotten. They work with a highly varied repertoire that ranges from regional radio broadcasts to field recordings, folk compilations and pop and documentary video/film.

Mark Gergis, a regular collaborator with Sublime Frequencies, explains the project's philosophy and the cultural, logistical and esoteric implications of collecting music from a culture other than one's own.

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