Why Avatar has the Most Ironic Soundtrack of All Time

From Sideways.

What happens when the soundtrack and the film accidentally tell the exact same story?
You get Avatar: The Last Bluebender

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Sources and Links:

Dr. Bryant’s write-up of her experience
https://ethnomusicologyreview.ucla.edu/journal/volume/17/piece/583

Dr. Bryant’s interview on myouterspace’s youtube channel
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9WI3kJIObHE

Notanothermusichistorycliche’s blog post about the Pythagorean Comma
https://notanothermusichistorycliche.blogspot.com/2018/01/is-music-universal-language.html

12tone’s video on the same subject
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZEeKJ54iSg

The complete list (in order) of World Music examples that I used
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VNBVywLvu7k&t=28s
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FpYzCltXoj4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UaCQVjw25rA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7itGcscbEHo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vou6t4FtXHI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IUgKk3wmJOY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cATZe_jlc9g
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kAWVblqDCR0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C9iQPmqZ23o
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TlSPnk7j8DM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jFzd83afz7Y
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vTLuqYFO52I

As well as the vocalist examples
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AFgzzWT3zX4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BYeVdPj7zS4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kfBvz2rG-NI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0pQVnLIDig

And the clip of Tony Hinnigan that I used
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMACa_f_JC0

And the clip of the Gamelan ensemble that I used
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UEWCCSuHsuQ

let me know if I missed anything, there was a lot of information in this video and I want to make sure everyone gets cited!