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Folk, national, and ethnic music

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  • Sharecropper?s Troubadourby Michael K. Honey

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 28.00

    Folk singer and labor organizer John Handcox was born to illiterate sharecroppers, but went on to become one of the most beloved folk singers of the prewar labor movement. This beautifully told oral history gives us Handcox in his own words, recounting a journey that began in the Deep South and went on to shape the labor music tradition. more...

  • Welsh Traditional Musicby Phyllis Kinney

    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...

  • Voices in Baliby Edward Herbst; Judith Becker; RenÚ T. A. Lysloff

    Wesleyan University Press 2012; US$ 15.99

    A polyphonic study of Balinese aesthetics that broadens an intercultural understanding of performance. more...

  • Schlingensief und das Operndorf Afrikaby Jan Endrik Niermann

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2013; US$ 39.95

    Alteritńt 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 Alteritńt im Hinblick auf deren... more...

  • Newly Composed Folk Music of Yugoslaviaby Ljerka V. Rasmussen

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 43.95

    First published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Maori Musicby Mervyn McLean

    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...

  • Antiphonal Historiesby Julia Byl

    Wesleyan University Press 2014; US$ 23.99

    A vivid ethnography and in-depth history of musical performance in North Sumatra more...

  • Lift Every Voice and Singby Julian Bond; Sondra Kathryn Dr Wilson

    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...

  • World Musicby Philip V. Bohlman

    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...

  • Echoes of Historyby Helen Rees

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 40.00

    Based on fieldwork and documentary research, this study is a chronicle of 200 years of the musical history of Lijiang County in China's southern Yunnan Province. It focuses on Dongjing music, repertoire borrowed from China's Han ethnic majority by the indigenous Naxi inhabitants of Lijiang County. more...