Sound Ledger¹ (Kenya, China, Cursing)

Audio culture by the numbers

23,000: Number of nightclub employees estimated to be laid off due to noise ordinances coming into effect in Nairobi

100,000,000: Number of streams a single human-mimicking AI vocal track had gotten on Tencent Music in China as of mid-November 2022

4: Number of syllables (L, R, W, Y) generally missing from curse words in several otherwise seemingly unrelated languages


Key: Nairobi: AI: Curses:

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