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Folk, national, and ethnic music

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  • Culture on the Marginsby Jon Cruz

    Princeton University Press 1999; US$ 45.00

    In Culture on the Margins, Jon Cruz recounts the "discovery" of black music by white elites in the nineteenth century, boldly revealing how the episode shaped modern approaches to studying racial and ethnic cultures. Slave owners had long heard black song making as meaningless "noise." Abolitionists began to attribute social and political meaning... more...

  • Music of El Doradoby Dale A Olsen

    UPF 1998; US$ 34.95

    In the first comprehensive synthesis of Andean musical instruments, Dale Olsen breathes life and humanity into the music making of pre-Hispanic cultures in the northern and central Andes. He assesses three decades' worth of anthropological findings from diverse collections, museums, tombs, and temples. more...

  • Perspectives on Jewish Musicby Jonathan L. Friedmann; Mark S. Goodman; Jeff Janeczko; Vanessa Paloma; William Sharlin

    Lexington Books 2009; US$ 79.99

    Perspectives on Jewish Music presents the research and reflections of leading scholars and practitioners of Jewish secular and sacred music. The book's wide-ranging topics are examined from a variety of disciplinary approaches, including theology, ethnomusicology, sociology, and liturgical studies. more...

  • Across the Waterby Rebecca E. Farrell

    R&L Education 2010; US$ 23.99

    This book gives general music teachers the tools to introduce the music and dance of Ireland while respecting the music's cultural origins. Readers learn how Irish traditional music is viewed both in formal and informal schools in Ireland and find a literature review of current ethnomusicology and world music resources. more...

  • Sukuma Labor Songs from Western Tanzaniaby Frank Gunderson

    BRILL 2010; US$ 131.00

    This volume is an interpretive analysis of a collection of 335 song texts treated as primary historical sources. The collection highlights the cultural practices that link music with labor in Sukuma communities in northwestern Tanzania. These linkages are evident in the music of the elephant, snake, and porcupine hunting associations that flourished... more...

  • Essential Songby Lynn Whidden

    Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2007; US$ 48.95

    Includes audio CD with over 50 Cree hunting songs Essential Song: Three Decades of Northern Cree Music , a study of subarctic Cree hunting songs, is the first detailed ethnomusicology of the northern Cree of Quebec and Manitoba. The result of more than two decades spent in the North learning from the Cree, Lynn Whidden's account discusses the... more...

  • Close to the Edgeby Sujatha Fernandes

    NewSouth 2011; US$ 23.95

    At its rhythmic, beating heart this book asks whether Hip Hop can change the world. Hip Hop – rapping, rhyming, b-boying, d-jaying, graffiti - captured the imagination of the teenage Sujatha Fernandes in the Sydney suburbs in the 1990s, inspiring her and politicising her along the way. Armed with mc-ing skills, academic credentials and an urge... more...

  • Dichtung und Musik im frühneuzeitlichen Aschkenas (2 vols.)by Diana Matut

    BRILL 2011; US$ 334.00

    The so called Wallich-manuscript is one of the most important sources for the study of Yiddish and German folksongs as well as Purim-plays in the Early Modern period. For the first time, this fascinating collection has now been edited completely and a commentary has been prepared. more...

  • Landscapes of Indigenous Performanceby Fiona Magowan

    Aboriginal Studies Press 2005; US$ 32.00

    This collection shows how traditional music and dance have responded to colonial control in the past and more recently to other external forces beyond local control. It looks at musical pasts and presents as a continuum of creativity; at contemporary cultural performance as a contested domain; and at cross-cultural issues of recording and teaching... more...

  • Flamenco Music and National Identity in Spainby William Washabaugh

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 99.95

    Flamenco Music and National Identity in Spain illustrates the efforts of the current government in southern Spain to establish flamenco music as a significant patrimonial symbol and marker of cultural identity. Further, it aims to demonstrate that these Andalusian efforts form part of the ambitious project of rethinking the nation-state of Spain, and... more...