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Folk, national, and ethnic music

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  • Whose National Music?by Ketty Wong

    Temple University Press 2012; US$ 70.50

    Musical genres, musical instruments, and even songs can often capture the essence of a country's national character. In Whose National Music? , the first book-length study of Ecuadorian popular music, Ketty Wong explores Ecuadorians' views of their national identity in the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries through an examination of the... more...

  • in Search of A Voiceby Casey M.K. Lum

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 23.95

    Originating in Japan early in the 1970s as a simple sing-along technology, karaoke has become a hybrid media form designed to integrate mass-mediated popular music, video images, computer graphics, and the live musical performance of its human users. Not only has karaoke become a multimillion-dollar entertainment industry, its varied uses have also... more...

  • Everyday Musicby Alan B. Govenar; Paddy Bowman

    Texas A&M University Press 2012; US$ 16.95

    Native American drumming and chant; Czech and German polka; country fiddling; African American spirituals, blues and jazz; cowboy songs; Mexican corridos ; zydeco; and the sounds of a Cambodian New Year?s celebration ? all are part of the amazing cultural patchwork of traditional music in Texas. In Everyday Music , author and researcher Alan Govenar... more...

  • The 60s Music Quiz Bookby Paul Andrews

    Andrews UK 2012; US$ 2.99

    How well do you know your 60's Pop Music? This Quiz book will test even the most avid fan, with questions that span the 60's bands and songs! Test yourself and your friends with this 60's Pop Music Quiz Book. more...

  • The Scots Fiddleby J. Murray Neil

    Neil Wilson Publishing 2012; US$ 19.99

    In the third of a three-volume set of The Scots Fiddle, J. Murray Neil has compiled a collection of the fiddle music of Scotland from the West Highlands, Hebrides, Orkney & Shetland. It includes a wonderful selection of traditional fiddle tunes and song airs that are played and sung wherever Scots meet at festivals and on special occasions. Extensive... more...

  • Die Melodien der lateinischen Osterfeiernby Johannes Janota; Ute Evers

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 464.16

    For the first time, this works makes accessible all Easter ceremonies combined with melodies which have been transmitted from the Middle Ages and the early modern era. The body of works comprises 375 Easter ceremonies, primarily from German-speaking countries, but its collection area extends across Europe. With individual commentaries... more...

  • Creating Global Music in Turkeyby Koray Degirmenci

    Lexington Books 2013; US$ 69.99

    Creating Global Music in Turkey mainly analyzes how the local and global interact in the very place that is defined as the ?local? by the global cultural system. It examines the different music traditions in Turkey as they are incorporated into the world music markets. more...

  • Songs and Politics in Eastern Africaby Kimani Njogu; Herv? Maupeu

    Mkuki na Nyota Publishers 2007; US$ 53.20

    Songs and Politics in Eastern Africa brings together important essays on songs and politics in the region and beyond. Through an analysis of the voices from the margins, the authors (contributors) enter into the debate on cultural productions and political change. The theme that cuts across the contributions is that songs are, in addition to their... more...

  • Gypsy Music in European Cultureby Anna G. Piotrowska; Guy R. Torr

    Northeastern University Press 2013; US$ 34.99

    A history and typology of the impact of Gypsy music on Europe more...

  • Traditional Music in Coastal Louisianaby Joshua Clegg Caffery; Barry Jean Ancelet

    LSU Press 2013; US$ 25.95

    Alan Lomax's prolific sixty-four-year career as a folklorist and musicologist began with a trip across the South and into the heart of Louisiana's Cajun country during the height of the Great Depression. In 1934, his father John, then curator of the Library of Congress's Archive of American Folk Song, took an eighteen-year-old Alan and a 300-pound... more...