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- NYU Press 2013; US$ 79.00
Throughout Brazil, Afro-Brazilians face widespread racial prejudice. Many turn to religion, with Afro-Brazilians disproportionately represented among Protestants, the fastest-growing religious group in the country. Officially, Brazilian Protestants do not involve themselves in racial politics. Behind the scenes, however, the community is deeply involved... more...
- Jacana Media 2012; US$ 19.99
Kelly Khumalo is an award-winning kwaito star who rose to national fame at the age of 21: the shining star who, after a string of bad decisions and relationships, soon lost her shine. The book tracks the life and times of the fallen township pop princess, her plummet from grace, disastrous relationships with men, her addiction to cocaine, and finally... more...
- Boydell & Brewer 2012; US$ 99.00
The book not only provides a detailed and nuanced depiction of the early Soviet musical landscape, but brings it to life by giving voice to the leading actors and commentators of the day. The vibrant public discourse on music is presented through a selection of press articles, reviews and manifestos, all supplied with ample commentary. These myriad... more...
- Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2012; US$ 51.14
Hauptbeschreibung Die polyphone Messe galt von der Mitte des 15. bis zum Ende des 16. Jahrhunderts in der praktischen Musikausübung und ihrer theoretischen Reflexion als die zentrale Ausdrucksform der abendländischen Kunstmusik, innerhalb derer sich die maßgeblichen kompositorischen Entwicklungen vollzogen. Um 1500 reifte zudem die Sensibilität für... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 45.00
Throughout history, music has been a fixture of Jewish religious life. Musical references appear in biblical accounts of the Red Sea crossing and King Solomon's coronation, and music continues to play a central role in virtually every Jewish occasion. Through 100 brief chapters, this volume considers theoretical approaches to the study of Jewish... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2012; US$ 25.00
When eight-year-old Lucrezia Orsina Vizzana (1590–1662) entered one of the preeminent convents in Bologna in 1598, she had no idea what cloistered life had in store for her. Thanks to clandestine instruction from a local maestro di cappella —and despite the church hierarchy’s vehement opposition to all convent music—Vizzana... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 114.95
This collection of essays explores the interrelationship of music and theology in relation to the religious, musical and social history of nineteenth-century Britain. The book examines the role of music in the diverse religious life of a century that encompassed the Oxford Movement, Catholic Emancipation, religious revivals involving many different... more...
- Temple University Press 2011; US$ 39.95
Vodou songs constitute the living memory of Haitian Vodou communities, and song texts are key elements to understanding Haitian culture. Vodou songs form a profound religious and cultural heritage that traverses the past and refreshes the present. Offering a one-of-a-kind research tool on Vodou and its cultural roots in Haiti and pre-Haitian regions, ... more...