Nature thrives on diversity. So do free people, and vibrant cultures. Art, including music, has its own intrinsic worth. It loses that value when money is the main motivation, or art is aimed at exclusive enclaves, or risks as little as possible.
This is heresy to North America’s czars of commercialism. They largely decide what cultural projects get printed, recorded, performed, distributed, and promoted. Their ever-narrowing range of ‘product’ amounts to a mono-culture crop wrung from depleted soil. But here you can dig into some innovative, original fiction writing, cultural commentary, journalism, and musical dirt!