VILNIUS - Using downloadable programs and a basic assemblage of technology, it's relatively easy these days for budding young musicians to cut and paste beats, bleeps and assorted noises together into something approaching music. On a more sophisticated level, exotic samples of voices and harmonies from distant corners of the planet can be spliced with electronica, dub, hip hop and other styles to create tracks for the Western dance floor, ready-packaged for your local DJ. Sublime traditional or religious chants are cut into contemporary beats to create a westerner's fantasy of easter...
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