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- Temple University Press 2014; US$ 64.50
Music and Social Change in South Africa looks at contemporary maskanda-a folk musical genre distinguished by fast guitar picking and blues-style vocal intonation-against the backdrop of South Africa's history. A performance practice that emerged in the early decades of the twentieth century among Zulu migrant workers, maskanda is strongly associated... more...
- Temple University Press 2014; US$ 34.95
Folk music is more than an idealized reminder of a simper past. It reveals a great deal about present-day understandings of community and belonging. It celebrates the shared traditions that define a group or nation. In America, folk music--from African American spirituals to English ballads and protest songs--renders the imagined community more tangible... 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$ 7.99
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...