My old music ethnography teacher back in college once told our class a great story involving a group of ethnographers and an African tribal gentleman (Masai, maybe? I forget).

The ethnographers took the tribesman to a symphony. He had never heard Western music before, so they were curious to find out what he thought of it. When they asked him after the concert, the tribesman said that he had enjoyed it very much. When they inquired what his favorite part of the performance was, he said "the very beginning." They asked if he meant the overture, and he said "no, no, the VERY beginning." The ethnographers realized that what the tribesman had enjoyed the most was listening to the orchestra tuning their instruments.

ANYWAY THAT STORY IS WHAT INSPIRED THIS COMIC

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