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Folk, national, and ethnic music

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  • The Games Black Girls Playby Kyra D. Gaunt

    NYU Press 2006; US$ 89.00

    2007 Alan Merriam Prize presented by the Society for Ethnomusicology. 2007 PEN/Beyond Margins Book Award Finalist. When we think of African American popular music, our first thought is probably not of double-dutch: girls bouncing between two twirling ropes, keeping time to the tick-tat under their toes. But this book argues that the games black girls... more...

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

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 119.95

    This book has an original focus and is structured in two parts: the first discusses broad issues affecting music festivals globally, especially in the context of rural revitalisation. The second part looks in more detail at a range of types of festivals commonly found throughout North America, Europe and Australasia, such as country music, jazz, opera... 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...

  • Exploring American Folk Musicby Kip Lornell

    University Press of Mississippi 2012; US$ 30.00

    Exploring American Folk Music: Ethnic, Regional & Vernacular Traditions in the United States reflects the fascinating diversity of regional and grassroots music in the United States. The book covers the diverse strains of American folk music--Latin, Native American, African, French-Canadian, British, and Cajun--and offers a chronology of the development... more...

  • 1860-1864by

    De Gruyter 2006; US$ 587.00

    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 and his... more...

  • 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...

  • 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...