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…And the Pursuit of Happiness…

How can we maintain the varied artistic styles which help to make this nation an agreeable place to live? One senses on every hand the oppressive dullness and the psychic distress of those areas where centralized music industries, exploiting the star system and controlling the communication networks, have put the local musician out of work and silenced folk song, tribal ritual, local popular festivities and regional culture.

Scientific study of cultures, notably of their languages and their musics, shows that all are equally valuable: first, because they enrich the lives of the people who use them and whose very morale is threatened when they

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