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Folk, national, and ethnic music

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  • Recentering Anglo/American Folksongby Roger deV. Renwick

    University Press of Mississippi 2001; US$ 100.00

    A wealth of texts of British and Anglo/North American folksong has long been accessible in both published and archival sources. For two centuries these texts have energized scholarship. Yet in the past three decades this material has languished, as literary theory has held sway over textual study. In this crusading book Roger deV. Renwick argues... more...

  • The Late Victorian Folksong Revivalby E. David Gregory

    Scarecrow Press 2010; US$ 82.99

    This book traces the early history of the first English folksong revival during the late Victorian era, focusing on the work of three prominent song collectors, Sabine Baring-Gould, Frank Kidson and Lucy Broadwood. It follows E. David Gregory's earlier book, Victorian Songhunters , continuing the story of English folksong collecting from when... more...

  • Folk Music: The Basicsby Ronald Cohen

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 25.95

    Folk Music: The Basics gives a brief introduction to British and American folk music. Drawing upon the most recent and relevant scholarship, it will focus on comparing and contrasting the historical nature of the three aspects of understanding folk music: traditional, local performers; professional collectors; and the advent of professional performers... more...

  • Celtic Modernby Martin Stokes; Philip V. Bohlman

    Scarecrow Press 2003; US$ 46.99

    This resource offers an opportunity to reflect critically on some of the insistent 'othering' that has accompanied much cultural production in and on the Celtic World, and that have prohibited serious critical engagement with what are sometimes described as the 'traditional' and 'folk' music of Europe. more...

  • The Kingdom of Zydecoby Michael Tisserand

    Arcade Publishing 1998; US$ 14.95

    Stretching from the bayous of Louisiana to the oil towns of East Texas, the kingdom of zydeco is ruled by accordion-playing, washboard-wielding kings and queens named Beau Jocque, Boozoo Chavis, Queen Ida and—the King of Zydeco himself—Clifton Chenier. In this book, the leading expert on zydeco music provides the ultimate guide to this red-hot music... 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...

  • Women's Songs from West Africaby Thomas A. Hale; Aissata G. Sidikou

    Indiana University Press 2013; US$ 42.99

    Exploring the origins, organization, subject matter, and performance contexts of singers and singing, Women's Songs from West Africa expands our understanding of the world of women in West Africa and their complex and subtle roles as verbal artists. Covering Côte d'Ivoire, the Gambia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, and beyond, the essays attest to... more...

  • Armenian Sacred and Folk Musicby Komitas Vardapet Komitas; Vrej N Nersessian; Vrej N. Nersessian

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 190.00

    Translated by E. Gulbekian, edited with introduction by N.V. Nersessian. Komitas Vardapet was the giant of Armenian sacred and folk music. Eight of Komitas's principal musicological studies have been selected from his Collected Works published in Yerevan in 1941. more...