Musical Instruments & The Economics of Colonialism
I was doing some reading recently which made me think (albeit on a surface level) about the economics of decolonisation, in relation to music education, and how these ideas further help to understand the differences between decolonial thought and diversity initiatives.
While many of us seek to change the wording and imagery in various educational resources, I wonder if we are missing something else. How often do we have conversations about the actual instruments we use? Where do they come from? Who makes them? Why is this even important?