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Welcome to the Regional and national music taskforce, a collaboration area and group of editors dedicated to improving Wikipedia's coverage of Regional and national music.

Goals

This taskforce aims to do the following:

  • Standardize and improve existing Regional and national music-related articles
  • Create new articles about notable Regional and national music
  • Elevate as many Regional and national music articles as possible to Good or Featured status
  • Improve Music genre-related articles that discuss Regional and national music
  • Expand information in articles about contemporary "fusion" genres that include or are based upon Regional and national music influences

Scope[edit]

Featured regional and national music content

This taskforce deals with articles relating to a specific area or people. This includes articles like Music of Sweden, Music of Tanzania, Inuit music, Shinto music, Roma music and Esperanto music; all member articles should be listed at list of cultural and regional genres of music.

In the world today, boundaries are fluid, so the territorial nature of music is changing. There has always been musical migration and cross-pollination, but it's much faster now - due to faster travel and communications, and especially due to computers allowing non-traditional or non-regional musicians to include traditional or regional elements in their work.

Therefore this project also indirectly addresses fusion forms that include or are based-upon the music of one or more regions or cultures. Music from the wider world also now is affecting the music of regions and cultures, so we can also address the effects of those influences on the original forms; are they being lost or surviving on their own, or being preserved with intention?

Open tasks[edit]

Tasks for anyone[edit]

edit·history·watch·refresh Stock post message.svg To-do list for Wikipedia:WikiProject Music/Regional and national music taskforce:

Here are some tasks awaiting attention:
  • Article requests: * David D'Or -- Israeli Singer of the Year and Eurovision contestant; needs sourcing for some platinum albums; also, any expansion that can help it attain GA/FA status. Thanks.--Ethelh (talk) 00:49, 10 May 2009 (UTC)

Participants[edit]

  1. Tuf-Kat
  2. TimNelson 07:02, 4 May 2007 (UTC) -- Interested mainly in "Electric Folk" (ie. British Folk rock, or whatever you want to call it -- Steeleye Span, etc)
  3. AKeen 13:45, 4 May 2007 (UTC) -- I'm most interested in Latin American music
  4. GlamdringCookies 12:08, 16 May 2007 (UTC) -- Celtic music and Celtic fusion. Been patroling related articles for a while now.
  5. --Parzival418 Hello 02:01, 2 July 2007 (UTC) -- I'm interested in how music around the world combines to evolve new kinds of music, and also in preserving the traditional forms so they are not lost
  6. Dannygutters 21:34, 12 October 2007 (UTC) -- Interested in improving coverage of American Roots, Folk and Blues artists, particularialy ones from the chicago tradition
  7. --BlopaGotan (talk) 02:24, 25 June 2008 (UTC) interested in improving the Tango section
  8. --Be Black Hole Sun (talk) 13:08, 15 August 2008 (UTC)
  9. Macdonald-ross (talk) 11:31, 13 September 2008 (UTC) Music of Cuba and its musicians.
  10. Tigerghost (talk) 13 January 2010 Standardizing further years in music pages (ex. 2010 in music)
  11. Scieberking(talk) 21:08, 15 February 2010 (UTC) Mainly Celtic Rock
  12. GeoBardRap 02:55, 19 July 2011 (UTC) Fiddle music. All kinds but mainly trad. Mainstream projects don't "get" trad.
  13. North8000 Working on such articles, especially Folk musicand also World music more recently Long term interested in partially dealing with the overlap of terms Folk music, World music, Roots music, regional and national music & traditional music North8000 (talk) 11:27, 1 December 2011 (UTC)

Guidelines[edit]

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Departments[edit]

Assessment 
The assessment department focuses on determining and tracking the quality of Wikipedia's Regional and national music articles; the resulting statistics are used to aid in recognizing excellent contributions and identifying topics in need of further work. To see a topical lists of our articles with quality notation, see our Regional and national music topics
Outreach 
The outreach department acts as a central location for various member outreach work, including project newsletters, recruitment and welcoming banners, and other related initiatives.
Review 
The review department conducts both informal peer reviews of articles, as well as formal reviews for A-Class status; it also provides a centralized forum for viewing external reviews (such as featured article candidacies) within the project's scope. It will exist when the Collaboration process demands it. The link WP:PR may be useful.
Translation 
The translation department serves to enhance Wikipedia's Regional and national music content by translating material from or to non-English articles and sources for use within the project. To coordinate this, it includes a staff of volunteer translators for various languages. This project will exist when someone gets interested.
The department typically works on translating featured articles from or to other-language Wikipedias; project members may request assistance with other material on the department page, or directly from one of the listed translators, should the department ever happen to exist.