Turmeric, pygmies and piracy
Thought the melody in Deep Forest's 'Sweet Lullaby' was a traditional Pigmy piece? So did the rest of the world (myself included) but the truth is far less sweet. Ethan Zuckerman (way back in 2004) posted the true story of where the piece came from and some of the problems faced by ethnomusicologists in the field.
The real story.