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- Indiana University Press 2013; US$ 42.99
Exploring the origins, organization, subject matter, and performance contexts of singers and singing, Women's Songs from West Africa expands our understanding of the world of women in West Africa and their complex and subtle roles as verbal artists. Covering Côte d'Ivoire, the Gambia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, and beyond, the essays attest to... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 114.95
Joanna Newsom, Will Oldham (a.k.a. 'Bonnie Prince Billy'), and Devendra Banhart are perhaps the best known of a generation of independent artists who use elements of folk music in contexts which are far from traditional. New folk artists challenge our notions of 'finished product' through their recordings, intrinsically guided by practices... more...
- University of Wales Press 2011; US$ 35.00
This book offers readers, both general and specialist, an introduction to, and analysis of, the traditional music of Wales. With musical examples throughout, the book is written in a straightforward, accessible style by an acknowledged authority in the field. Covering the period from medieval times to the present day, this book should appeal to anyone... more...
- Springer 2013; US$ 39.95
Alterität wird in Lateinamerika zusehends unter dem Schlagwort des Dekolonialismus aufgerollt. Einer der Vordenker" dieser Eurozentrismuskritik ist der argentinische Befreiungsphilosoph Enrique Dussel. Ihm kommt eine entscheidende - im deutschsprachigen Diskurs jedoch kaum beachtete - Rolle in der Konzeptualisierung von Alterität... more...
- Auckland University Press 1997; US$ 31.99
This book is the best introduction available to Maori music ? the instruments played, the songs and dance styles and what they were used for, performance, composition, teaching, etc. Based on 30 years of fieldwork that yielded 1300 recorded songs and hundred of pages of interviews and eyewitness accounts, this is a classic book. more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2001; US$ 29.95
"A group of young men in Jacksonville, Florida, arranged to celebrate Lincoln's birthday in 1900. My brother, J. Rosamond Johnson, and I decided to write a song to be sung at the exercise. I wrote the words and he wrote the music. Our New York publisher, Edward B. Marks, made mimeographed copies for us and the song was taught to and sung by a chorus... more...
- Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 9.99
In the course of this volume's eight chapters, the reader witnesses music's involvement in the modern world, but also the individual moments and particular histories that are crucial to an understanding of music's diversity. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 39.95
More than five thousand years of rich cultural history have made Chinese music an immensely sophisticated, multi-faceted artistic phenomenon that consists of diverse regional and transregional traditions. The present volumes bring together ten articles written mainly by native scholars, with the general aim of introducing a dialogue about Chinese... more...