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Folk, national, and ethnic music

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  • The Ballad Collectors of North Americaby Scott B. Spencer

    Scarecrow Press 2011; US$ 64.99

    Both biographical and topical, The Ballad Collectors of North America chronicles those individuals most influential in the gathering of North American folksongs and investigates the two leading schools of thought regarding the collection process, the leading proponents of those schools, and the projects shaped by them. Contributors also reflect... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Fiddling for Norwayby Chris Goertzen

    University of Chicago Press 2007; US$ 30.00

    Fiddling for Norway is an engrossing portrait of a fiddle-based folk revival in Norway, one that in many ways parallels contemporary folk institutions and festivals throughout the world, including American fiddling. It is a detailed case study in the politics of culture, the causes and purposes of folk revivals, and the cultivation of music to define... more...

  • Austronesian Soundscapesby Birgit Abels

    Amsterdam University Press 2011; US$ 47.50

    In Austronesia—the region that stretches from Madagascar in the west to Easter Island in the east—music plays a vital role in both the construction and expression of social and cultural identities. Yet research into the music of Austronesia has hitherto been sparse. Drawing together contemporary cultural studies and musical analysis,... 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...