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jasonlulu_2000

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The following is from an examination paper.

“Jazz seems like it’s not really a part of the American appetite,” Moran tells National Public Radio’s reporter Neal Conan. “What I’m hoping to accomplish is that my generation and younger start to reconsider and understand that jazz is not black and write anymore. It’s actually color, and it’s actually digital.”

What does the underlined part mean in this context?


Thanks!

Jason
 

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It's an allusion to when TV was only available in black and white. He's saying that today's jazz has changed dramatically, just like television programming has.

I would take the 'digital' reference to meant that he thinks people associate jazz with the era of vinyl records, and that again, jazz is just as modern as HD TV and digital music.

He's arguing against the notion that jazz is old-fashioned and antiquated.
 
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