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Folk, national, and ethnic music

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  • Wired for Soundby Paul D. Greene; Thomas Porcello

    Wesleyan University Press 2010; US$ 20.99

    Ethnographically-grounded studies of technology in global music. 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...

  • Flamenco Music and National Identity in Spainby Professor William Washabaugh; Professor Stan Hawkins; Professor Lori Burns

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 149.95

    Flamenco Music and National Identity in Spain explores 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...

  • Music Festivals and Regional Development in Australiaby Professor Chris Gibson; Professor John Connell

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 149.95

    Throughout the world, the number of festivals has grown exponentially in the last two decades, as people celebrate local and regional cultures, but perhaps more importantly as local councils and other groups seek to use festivals both to promote tourism and to stimulate rural development. However, most studies of festivals have tended to focus almost... more...

  • Waltzing Matildaby Dennis O'Keeffe

    Allen & Unwin 2012; US$ 22.72

    An expose of two cover-ups: one the death of a swagman by a billabong; the other, a torrid affair between Banjo Paterson and his fiancee's best friend, and how the two events come together in Australia's best-loved national song. more...

  • 1860-1864by Giacomo Meyerbeer; Sabine Henze-Döhring; Panja Mücke

    De Gruyter 2006; US$ 615.00

    Volume 8 closes this edition of Meyerbeer's correspondence, personal journals and pocket diaries and provides the reader with detailed information about public music life in Berlin, London and Paris during the time from 1860 to 1864. Especially interesting are the documents on his work as the Prussian general music director under Wilhelm I... 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 America.... more...

  • 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...