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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 Ma'luf in Contemporary Libyaby Philip Ciantar

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 109.95

    Ma'luf, which literally means 'familiar' or 'customary,' bears the auditory traces of music brought to North Africa by Muslim and Jewish refugees escaping the Christian reconquista of Spain between the tenth and seventeenth centuries. This book investigates the place of this orally-transmitted music tradition in contemporary Libyan... 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...

  • Our Ancient National Airsby Karen McAulay

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 119.95

    Karen McAulay traces the complex history of Scottish song collecting, and the publication of major Highland and Lowland collections. Looking at sources, authenticity, collecting methodology and format, McAulay places these collections in their cultural context. Attention is given to some of the performance issues raised, either in correspondence or... more...

  • The Globalization of Irish Traditional Song Performanceby Susan H. Motherway

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 109.95

    Susan Motherway illustrates the transformative impact of globalization on Irish traditional song performance by examining the ways in which performers mediate the divide between local and global markets. The book portrays patterns of musical change extant within the tradition as a result of globalization, and acknowledges music as a medium for renegotiating... more...

  • 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...