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Music in the Urban Landscape

by Vivien Park

New American Noise is a collection of short films that document emerging music scenes in six cities — from bounce beats for gay rappers in New Orleans to cross-pollinated genres at Detroit house parties to stripper-curated setlists in Atlanta. Each cultural and geographical setting gives rise to a unique sound. Through intricate networks of inspiration and distribution, the music finds its place within the landscape.

The films are produced by Nokia Music and the Sundance Channel. All six can be viewed at newamericannoise.com.

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