I can't understand what happens to portuguese migrants abroad, that after a year or two living in cities with more inhabitants than this entire country they all develop an intense love for the shittiest, hillbilliest of portuguese music.

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@machado sounds like an unfortunate exposure to neighbour's music.

@ykgoon It's usually that, but this time it was a disrespectful guest. The accordion was coming from inside the house.

@ykgoon Still, I was actually curious about this for a while. Then I remembered the emigrants who weren't hillbillies at heart just assimilate and never return.

@machado i've been using Radio Garden a lot recently to listen to radio from all over the world. one thing that blows me away is how normative many regions of the world are, that they'll only have one or two different genres of music on the air. to an outsider, from a polyglot piece of the world, it kind of feels like a "this is us" "this is our music" declaration, where a culture keeps going double, triple down on itself. in a small region like Hawaii that's rather cute, & especially so because there is notably a lot of musical variety & there's other things available, but when it's larger sections of the world & the stations start to feel repetitive, it makes me a bit uncomfortable & sad.

i haven't been listening to much of Europe lately, i'll try to swing through & check out the sounds again, especially on the peninsula.

Some countries have laws about content on open access media. Portugal requires a large percentage of either portuguese made, or at least portuguese language, music (I don't recall the specifics). I'd bet France has something like this too.

This didn't use to be strongy enforced here, but may be the reason behind the dominance of African and Brazilian music now.

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