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Folk, national, and ethnic music

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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Discovering Folk Musicby Stephanie Ledgin

    ABC-CLIO 2010; US$ 38.00

    From Ani DiFranco to Bob Dylan to Woodie Guthrie, American folk music comprises a truly diverse and rich tradition?one that's almost impossible to define in broad terms. This book explains why folk music is still highly relevant in the digital age. more...

  • The Bluesby Elijah Wald

    Oxford University Press, USA 2010; US$ 9.99

    Praised as "suave, soulful, ebullient" (Tom Waits) and "a meticulous researcher, a graceful writer, and a committed contrarian" (New York Times Book Review), Elijah Wald is one of the leading popular music critics of his generation. In The Blues, Wald surveys a genre at the heart of American culture. It is not an easy thing to pin... more...

  • Folk Musicby Mark Slobin

    Oxford University Press, USA 2010; US$ 9.99

    When we think of folk music, most of us picture Pete Seeger singing "This Land is My Land" or Joan Baez singing "Barbara Allen." But this stimulating Very Short Introduction throws open the doors on a remarkably diverse musical genre, in a wide-ranging portrait that goes far beyond America's shores to discuss folk music of every... more...

  • Folk Music and Modern Soundby William Ferris; Mary L. Hart

    University Press of Mississippi 2008; US$ 25.00

    The essays in this collection range from the impact of technology on the British folksong revival to regional characteristics of early rock and roll in New Orleans. Attention is given to the blues, Sacred Harp singing, ethnic music, both black and white gospel, country music, and the polka. Other essays consider the relationship of music from the Yiddish-American... more...

  • Albanian Traditional Musicby Spiro J. Shetuni

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 55.00

    For most musicians and musicologists in the West, traditional Albanian music remains an obscure subject, even though Albania has produced a monumental cultural and corresponding musical heritage. This book examines the distinct musical culture of southeastern Europe, both monophonic and polyphonic, by delineating its four main musical dialects: Gheg,... more...

  • Music of the Common Tongueby Christopher Small

    Wesleyan University Press 2011; US$ 25.99

    ?A magnificent book about Afro-American music and its impact on western culture. ??Race and Class more...

  • Traditional Folk Song in Modern Japanby David W. Hughes

    BRILL 2008; US$ 133.00

    The Japanese say that ?folk song is the heart?s home town?. Traditional folk songs (min?yo) from the countryside are strongly linked to their places of origin and continue to play a role there. Today, however, they are also taught as a quasi-art music, arranged for stage and television, quoted in Westernized popular songs and so forth. more...