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  • The Dastgah Concept in Persian Musicby Hormoz Farhat

    Cambridge University Press 1990; US$ 34.00

    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...

  • Balinese Discourses on Music and Modernizationby Brita Heimarck Renee

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 150.00

    While many Western scholars have discussed the technical aspects of Balinese music or the traditional contexts for performance, little has been written in Western languages about Balinese discourses on their music. This dissertation seeks to understand the experience of music in Bali according to Balinese voices through an analysis of oral and written... more...

  • Musical Worlds of Yogyakartaby Max M. Richter

    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 Yogyakarta’s regional parliament, its military institutions,... more...

  • Alaturkaby John Morgan O'Connell

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 124.95

    The early-Republican era (1923-1938) was a major period of musical and cultural change in Turkey. Representing more than twenty years of research, Alaturka: Style in Turkish Music is a study of the significance of style in Turkish music and, in particular, the polemical debate about an eastern style of Turkish music (alaturka) that developed during... more...

  • Austin Mahoneby Triumph Books

    Triumph Books 2013; US$ 9.99

    Chronicling a young superstar?s rise to fame, this account details how Texas teenager Austin Mahone went from anonymous high school student to Billboard charter. Readers learn about the early life of this budding singing sensation; how he got his start covering pop songs and posting them on YouTube, eventually receiving more than 100 million views;... more...

  • Music and Song in Persia (RLE Iran B)by Lloyd Miller

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 150.00

    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...

  • Discographiesby Jeremy Gilbert; Ewan Pearson

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 43.95

    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...

  • Horse-head Fiddle and the Cosmopolitan Reimaginatiby Peter K. Marsh

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 145.00

    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 Mystery of Sambaby Hermano Vianna; John Charles Chasteen

    The University of North Carolina Press 1999; US$ 29.99

    Mystery of Samba: Popular Music and National Identity in Brazil more...

  • Song from the Land of Fireby Inna Naroditskaya

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 162.00

    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...