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- Cambridge University Press 1990; US$ 32.00
The tradition of Persian art music embodies twelve modal systems, known as dastgahs. Each dastgah represents a complex of skeletal melodic models on the basis of which a performer produces extemporised pieces. The dastgahs revolve around unspecified central nuclear melodies which the individual musician comes to know through experience and absorption.... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 130.00
This book is the first full-length analysis of the theory and practice of Persian singing, demonstrating the centrality of Persian elements in the music of the Islamic Middle Ages, their relevance to both contemporary and traditional Iranian music and their interaction with classical Persian poetry and metrics. more...
- Institute of Southeast Asian Studies 2012; US$ 40.90
Musical Worlds in Yogyakarta is an ethnographic account of a vibrant Indonesian city during the turbulent early post-Soeharto years. The book examines musical performance in public contexts ranging from the street and neighbourhood through to commercial venues and state environments such as Yogyakartas regional parliament, its military institutions,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 39.95
Experiencing disco, hip hop, house, techno, drum 'n' bass and garage, Discographies plots a course through the transatlantic dance scene of the last last twenty-five years. It discusses the problems posed by contemporary dance culture of both academic and cultural study and finds these origins in the history of opposition to music as a source of... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 140.00
Few other nations have undergone as profound a change in their social, political, and cultural life as Mongolia did in the twentieth century. Beginning the century as a largely rural, nomadic, and tradition-oriented society, the nation was transformed by the end of this century into a largely urban, post-industrial, and cosmopolitan one. This study... more...
- The University of North Carolina Press 1999; US$ 28.95
Samba is Brazil's "national rhythm," the foremost symbol of its culture and nationhood. To the outsider, samba and the famous pre-Lenten carnival of which it is the centerpiece seem to showcase the country's African heritage. Within Brazil, however, samba symbolizes the racial and cultural mixture that, since the 1930s, most Brazilians have come to... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 154.00
This book examines Azerbaijani musical culture of the soviet and post-soviet era with a special focus on mugam . Mugam , bringing together classical poetry with musical improvisation, is examined as a symbol of both continuity and adaptability in response to the social, political and gender dynamics of the Soviet Union. more...
- The University of North Carolina Press 2008; US$ 23.00
Salsa is one of the most popular types of music listened to and danced to in the United States. Until now, the single comprehensive history of the music--and the industry that grew up around it, including musicians, performances, styles, movements, and production--was available only in Spanish. This lively translation provides for English-reading... more...