the world of music (new series) 10 (2021):1 on Postcolonial Sound Archives: Challenges and Potentials (guest-edited by Rasika Ajotikar) will be out soon. In our insideWoM section,  Barbara Titus shares five digitized wax cylinder recordings from the Jaap Kunst collection along with a number of thoughts about White curatorship of colonial sound collections. Like this entire issue of the world of music (new series), Titus’ ruminations address the important debate around systemic racism that has recently begun to rattle the field of music studies and hopefully continues to do so until a number of things have changed for the better. Find her insideWoM contribution here.

–Birgit Abels