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New website on Angolan music

Angolan-Portuguese instrument designer and musician Victor Gama just sent me the URL of the new, beautifully constructed website that's part of a really worthwhile 12-year project, of which he is the director, to record and video traditional musicians in rural Angola and encourage them and their

2013 BFE Best Student Paper Prize

Dear all,

I am delighted to announce the winner of this year's BFE prize for the best student paper presented at the annual conference. 

The prize has been awarded to Thomas Western for his submission "The Rigs of Time: Online Dissemination and the Oldness of Field Recordings". His paper was  presented this year at the BFE annual conference in Belfast.

2009 BFE Student Prize

The winner of the 2009 prize for the best student paper presented at the 2009 annual conference at Liverpool John Moores University goes to Sue Miller for her paper, "'The Thieving Magpie': Musical Borrowing, Quotes and Signifiers in Cuban Charanga Improvisation".