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Folk, national, and ethnic music

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  • World Musicby Philip V. Bohlman

    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 9.99

    In the course of this volume's eight chapters, the reader witnesses music's involvement in the modern world, but also the individual moments and particular histories that are crucial to an understanding of music's diversity. more...

  • Echoes of Historyby Helen Rees

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 40.00

    Based on fieldwork and documentary research, this study is a chronicle of 200 years of the musical history of Lijiang County in China's southern Yunnan Province. It focuses on Dongjing music, repertoire borrowed from China's Han ethnic majority by the indigenous Naxi inhabitants of Lijiang County. more...

  • Folk Musicby Ronald D. Cohen

    Routledge 2006; US$ 16.95

    Focusing on comparing and contrasting the historical nature of the three aspects of understanding folk music - traditional, local performers and professional collectors - this text explores the advent of professional performers in the twentieth century during the so-called 'folk revival'. more...

  • The Invention of 'Folk Music' and 'Art Music'by Matthew Gelbart

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 36.00

    A study tracing the origins and implications of the categories 'folk music' and 'art music'. more...

  • Focus: Music of South Africaby Carol A. Muller

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 56.95

    Focus: Music of South Africa provides an in-depth look at the full spectrum of South African music, a musical culture that epitomizes the enormous ethnic, religious, linguistic, class, and gender diversity of the nation itself. Drawing on extensive field and archival research, as well as her own personal experiences, noted ethnomusicologist and... more...

  • Fiddling for Norwayby Chris Goertzen

    University of Chicago Press 2007; US$ 30.00

    Fiddling for Norway is an engrossing portrait of a fiddle-based folk revival in Norway, one that in many ways parallels contemporary folk institutions and festivals throughout the world, including American fiddling. It is a detailed case study in the politics of culture, the causes and purposes of folk revivals, and the cultivation of music to define... more...

  • Experimental Musicby Gail Priest

    University of NSW Press 2008; US$ 19.99

    Experimental music has been mostly unrecognised in Australia, but it is in this ‘underground’ area that the major innovations and creative developments in music occur. Through testing perceived boundaries, breaking rules and creating new forms, the artists in this field force us to question what, in fact, music is. Written by artists who... more...

  • The British Folk Revivalby Dr Michael Brocken

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 39.95

    The British Folk Revival is the very first historical and theoretical work to consider the post-war folk revival in Britain from a popular music studies perspective. Michael Brocken charts the revival from its origins in left-wing political ideology through to the convergence of folk and pop during the 1950s and 1960s, and the fragmentation and constriction... more...

  • Jazz Behind the Dikesby Walter van de Leur

    Amsterdam University Press 2009; US$ 11.50

    Ongeveer tien jaar nadat de jazz voet aan de grond kreeg in Nederland, kreeg het schrijven over jazz zijn eigen podium in De Jazzwereld (1931- 1940). In de kolommen van dit blad, een van de oudste geheel aan de jazz gewijde periodieken ter wereld, poogden de auteurs hun geliefde muziek te duiden, alsook te verdedigen tegen de toen heersende kleinburgerlijke... more...

  • Focus: Irish Traditional Musicby Sean Williams

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    Focus: Irish Traditional Music is an introduction to the instrumental and vocal traditions of the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, as well as Irish music in the context of the Irish diaspora. Ireland's size relative to Britain or to the mainland of Europe is small, yet its impact on musical traditions beyond its shores has been significant,... more...