(1928-1990) British anthropologist and ethnomusicologist who researched the relationship between music and body movement, and the patterns of social and musical organization. His most widely read book is How Musical is Man? 1973.
Blacking studied at Cambridge. He worked in South Africa in the 1950s and 1960s, but left because of his opposition to apartheid. From 1970 he was professor of social anthropology at Queen's University, Belfast, where he established a center for ethnomusicology.
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