Reggae riddim research

1 09 2008

File under creative research: Lisa Dalhuijsen‘s study of

Hypothesizing that “artists will release more original songs in times of prosperity, while in times of bad economic condition more existing riddims will be re-used”, Lisa’s study finds “no correlation between Jamaica’s GDP annual growth and the percentage of [recycled] riddims”. On the contrary, the study suggests a trend in riddim usage: “the higher the GDP per capita, the more riddims are used”, in turn adding empirical evidence to the claim that we live in a remix culture, enacting liquid identities.



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