The Global Jukebox has a venerable history and significant aims. Its central principle is what founder Alan Lomax named “cultural equity,” “the right of all people to practice, maintain and pass down their languages, customs and traditions with equal respect and with harm to no one.”1 The safeguarding of the world's plethora of perspectives and experiences is growing ever more urgent as many confront displacement as a result of political upheavals and climate change, and the promise of the Internet to be a tool for equality threatens to dissolve under the hegemony of mass-produced culture. In the face of these issues, the Global Jukebox is more than just an online museum of sound:...

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