Ethnomusicology is really the study of all music. It is an interdisciplinary field that seeks to understand music on a truly global scale.  For many years, academic stereotyping has associated this word with the study of anything "Other" than the elite music of Europe and its derivatives, but this artificial distinction has been breaking down!

IMHO, many of the most progressive contemporary thinkers in this field are found in the European Society for Ethnomusicology,  founded by John Blacking.

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