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Folk, national, and ethnic music

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  • 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$ 34.00

    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

    First Published in 2008. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. 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 Revival 1944–2002by Michael Brocken

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2007; 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 2010; US$ 56.95

    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. The accompanying CD presents both traditional and contemporary sounds of Irish music at home and abroad. more...

  • Discovering Folk Musicby Stephanie P. Ledgin

    ABC-CLIO 2010; US$ 35.00

    From indigenous music to Pete Seeger and Bruce Springsteen singing ÒThis Land Is Your LandÓ side-by-side at the pre-inaugural concert for our first African American presidentÑfolk music has been at the center of AmericaÕs history. Thomas Jefferson wooed his bride-to-be with fiddle playing. Stephen Foster captured the mood of our... more...

  • Story behind the Protest Songby Hardeep Phull

    ABC-CLIO 2008; US$ 91.00

    Protest songs are united by the fact they all have something to say, something to dispute, or something to rile against, whether it be political, social, or personal. Story Behind the Protest Song features 50 of the most influential musical protests and statements recorded to date, providing pop-culture viewpoints on some of the most tumultuous times... more...