Society for Ethnomusicology Newsletter, January 2006
A tribute to Robert E. Brown, founder of the Center for World Music, who passed away in November, 2005 . . .
Bob viewed himself as an unconventional guide—a maverick leading the way for others toward a life of meaning, morality, and beauty through resourcefulness, courage, and persistence. Those of us who knew Bob well viewed him as a clever thinker, an eloquent speaker, a gifted writer, and a tireless champion for his ideal of a fully lived life: meaningful accomplishments, correct action, and appreciation of beauty.