What is authentic?

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Tanzanian Hip Hop - Imitation To Original Formation
... global hip hop is studied, what is truly authentic? Bongo Flava in Tanzania borrows elements from music all over the world, mainly cultural elements (i.e.- style, attitude ... In an effort to appear authentic, much of Tanzanian hip-hop began imitating the American model of "gangsta" rap, romanticizing aggression and violence ... Bongo flava becomes more developed, its sound will become more and more authentic to Tanzania ...
Languages Of Art - Authenticity: Autographic Vs. Allographic
... if ("iff") there is no possible notation to specify which are and are not authentic works ... suitably to the score is counted as authentic there is no such notation to define what and what isn't an authentic instance of a painting, so a painting can be forged ...

More definitions of "authentic":

  • (adj): Conforming to fact and therefore worthy of belief.
    Example: "An authentic account by an eyewitness"
    Synonyms: reliable

Famous quotes containing the word authentic:

    Auden, MacNeice, Day Lewis, I have read them all,
    Hoping against hope to hear the authentic call . . .
    And know the explanation I must pass is this
    MYou cannot light a match on a crumbling wall.
    Hugh MacDiarmid (1892–1978)

    In a secular age, an authentic miracle must purport to be a hoax, in order to gain credit in the world.
    Angela Carter (1940–1992)

    There is a constant in the average American imagination and taste, for which the past must be preserved and celebrated in full-scale authentic copy; a philosophy of immortality as duplication. It dominates the relation with the self, with the past, not infrequently with the present, always with History and, even, with the European tradition.
    Umberto Eco (b. 1932)