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  • Loading the Silenceby Linda Ioanna Kouvaras

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 119.95

    Linda Kouvaras explores the ways in which selected sound art works demonstrate creatively how sound is embedded within local, national, gendered and historical environments. Taking Australian music as its primary - but not sole - focus, the book not only covers discussions of technological advancement, but also engages with aesthetic standpoints, through... more...

  • Gypsy Music in European Cultureby Anna G. Piotrowska

    Northeastern University Press 2013; US$ 34.99

    A history and typology of the impact of Gypsy music on Europe more...

  • Voicing Scotlandby Gary West

    Luath Press Ltd 2012; US$ 25.95

    Voicing Scotland takes the reader on a discovery tour through Scotland more...

  • Maori Musicby Mervyn McLean

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 29.15

    Mervyn McLean is the acknowledged world authority on Maori music, author of the classic Traditional Songs of the Maori (AUP), as well as many other titles. This book is the best introduction available to Maori music – the instruments played, the songs and dance styles and what they were used for, performance, composition, teaching, etc. Based on 30... more...

  • Nga Moteateaby Jane McRae; Heni Jacob

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 21.88

    The songs of Maori tradition are a living art form and an abundant source of knowledge about tribal history and culture. From the 1920s, Sir Apirana Ngata began collecting and annotating these traditional songs – a massive undertaking that, with the help of translators Pei Te Hurinui Jones and later Hirini Moko Mead, became the treasured four-volume... more...

  • Hot from Harlemby Bill Reed

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2009; US$ 39.95

    From the early days of minstrelsy to Black Broadway, this book is the story of African American entertainment as seen through the eyes of some of its most famous as well as others of its practitioners. The book moves from the beginning of African American participation in show business up through the present age. Will Marion Cook and Billy McClain... more...

  • Music Theory in Mamluk Cairoby Owen Wright

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 134.95

    The ""yat al-ma"l"b f" 'ilm al-adw"r wa-'l-"ur"b by Ibn Kurr is the only theoretical text of any substance that can be considered representative of musicological discourse in Cairo during the first half of the fourteenth century CE. Indeed, nothing comparable survives from the whole Mamluk period, which... more...

  • Danny Boyby Malachy McCourt

    Running Press 2014; US$ 19.95

    Everyone can hum this haunting Irish ballad that inevitably brings a tear to the eye. The most requested Irish song, it has been recorded by a variety of performers ranging from Elvis Presley, Bing Crosby, and Kate Smith to the Pogues. The complete story of this moving tune has been shrouded in mystery until now. Where did "Danny Boy" originate, who... more...

  • The Smell of Deathby Bruce Duff; Cheetah Chrome; Tony Adolescent

    Rare Bird Books 2014; US$ 9.99

    Musician, producer, manager, rock journalist, indie label executive: Southern California native Bruce Duff has seen and been a part of more rock and roll fantasies come to life than the average guy with long hair and a penchant for living the dream. From playing with the legendary GG Allin, the Angry Samoans' Jeff Dahl, and the Dead Boys' Cheetah... more...

  • The Militant Song Movement in Latin Americaby Pablo Vila; Illa Carrillo Rodríguez; María L. Figueredo; Laura Jordán González; Camila Juárez; Eileen Karmy Bolton; Carlos Molinero; Nancy Morris; Abril Trigo; Pablo Vila

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 94.99

    The Militant Song Movement in Latin America examines the history of the militant song movement in Chile, Uruguay, and Argentina, considering their different political stances and musical deportments. more...