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Folk, national, and ethnic music

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  • Up Yon Wide and Lonely Glenby Elizabeth Stewart; Alison McMorland

    University Press of Mississippi 2012; US$ 35.00

    Elizabeth Stewart is a highly acclaimed singer, pianist and accordionist whose reputation has spread widely not only as an outstanding musician but as the principal inheritor and advocate of her family and their music. First discovered by folklorists in the 1950s, the Stewarts of Fetterangus, including Elizabeth's mother Jean, her uncle Ned, and... more...

  • Burst of Breathby Jonathan David Hill; Jean-Pierre Chaumeil

    UNP - Nebraska Paperback 2011; US$ 45.00

    The first in-depth, comparative, and interdisciplinary study of indigenous Amazonian musical cultures, Burst of Breath showcases new research on the dynamic range of ritual power and social significance of various wind instruments—including flutes, trumpets, clarinets, and whistles—played in sacred rituals and ceremonies in Lowland South... more...

  • Whose National Music?by Ketty Wong

    Temple University Press 2012; US$ 69.50

    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...

  • 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...

  • To Do This, You Must Know Howby Lynn Abbot; Doug Seroff

    University Press of Mississippi 2013; US$ 187.50

    To Do This, You Must Know How traces black vocal music instruction and inspiration from the halls of Fisk University to the mining camps of Birmingham and Bessemer, Alabama, and on to Chicago and New Orleans. In the 1870s, the Original Fisk University Jubilee Singers successfully combined Negro spirituals with formal choral music disciplines, and... more...

  • The Scots Fiddleby J. Murray Neil

    Neil Wilson Publishing 2012; US$ 14.57

    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$ 559.00

    This work brings together for the first time all of the Easter ceremonies that have been transmitted from the Middle Ages and the early modern era, together with melodies. The body of work comprises 375 Easter ceremonies, primarily from German-speaking countries, but its collection area extends across Europe. With individual commentaries and extensive... more...

  • Creating Global Music in Turkeyby Koray Degirmenci

    Lexington Books 2013; US$ 64.99

    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; Herve Maupeu

    Mkuki na Nyota Publishers 2007; US$ 56.95

    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...

  • Deep Riverby Paul Allen Anderson; Donald E. Pease

    Duke University Press 2001; US$ 89.95

    A critical and historical study of the debate over early African-American music that draws on the views of W.E.B. Du Bois, Alain Locke, Langston Hughes, Zora Neal Hurston, and others to show competing notions of how this music relates to cultural inherita more...