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Folk, national, and ethnic music

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  • World Musicby Terry E. Miller; Andrew Shahriari

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 78.95

    Authors Terry E. Miller and Andrew Shahriari take students around the world to experience the diversity of musical expression. World Music: A Global Journey , now in its third edition, is known for its breadth in surveying the world?s major cultures in a systematic study of world music within a strong pedagogical framework. As one prepares for... more...

  • Maori Musicby Mervyn McLean

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 28.99

    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$ 47.95

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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$ 44.99

    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...

  • Music and Social Change in South Africaby Kathryn Olsen

    Temple University Press 2014; US$ 64.50

    Music and Social Change in South Africa looks at contemporary maskanda-a folk musical genre distinguished by fast guitar picking and blues-style vocal intonation-against the backdrop of South Africa's history. A performance practice that emerged in the early decades of the twentieth century among Zulu migrant workers, maskanda is strongly associated... more...

  • African American Musicby Mellonee V. Burnim; Portia K. Maultsby

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 72.95

    American Music: An Introduction, Second Edition  is a collection of seventeen essays surveying major African American musical genres, both sacred and secular, from slavery to the present. With contributions by leading scholars in the field, the work brings together analyses of African American music based on ethnographic fieldwork, which privileges... more...