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Folk, national, and ethnic music

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  • 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...

  • Musik in den Konzentrationslagern Auschwitz und Theresienstadt: Kunst als Widerstand gegen Grausamkeit und Unterdrückungby Jens Peitzmeier

    Diplomica Verlag 2014; US$ 32.40

    ?Kunst ist ein Stück Lebensgestaltung in dem Sinne, als sie wesentlich dazu beiträgt, die menschliche Persönlichkeit zu formen im Geiste humanistischer Ideale ? ein Element der Lebensgestaltung, der Lebensförderung, der Lebensbestätigung im Dienste der Humanität ... Kunst war Widerstand im tiefsten Sinne dieses Wortes, sie war Widerstand gegen den... more...

  • We Shall Overcomeby Victor V. Bobetsky

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 74.99

    We Shall Overcome: Essays on a Great American Song , edited and compiled by Victor V. Bobetsky, comprises essays that explore the origins, history, and impact of this great American folk song. more...

  • Kentucky Countryby Charles K. Wolfe

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 25.00

    A lively tour of the state's music, from the days of string bands through hillbilly, western swing, gospel, bluegrass, and honkey-tonk to through the Nashville Sound and beyond. Through personal interviews with many of the living legends of Kentucky music, Charles K. Wolfe illuminates a fascinating and important area of American culture. The list... more...

  • HipHopby ZeeRay

    Meyer & Meyer 2012; US$ 11.44

    HipHop ist der wohl aktuellste Tanzstil, den es zurzeit gibt. Er lebt vom Feeling, nicht von der Technik und kann von jedem erlernt werden, der sich vom Groove mitreißen lässt. Seine Wurzeln liegen unter anderem im afrikanischen Tanz, daher seine Rhythmik und Erdverbundenheit. HipHop tanzt man nicht nur im Tanzstudio, HipHop begegnet einem überall.... more...

  • Folk Cityby Stephen Petrus; Ronald D. Cohen

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 39.95

    From Washington Square Park and Caf? Society to WNYC Radio and Folkways Records, New York City's cultural, artistic, and commercial assets helped to shape a distinctively urban breeding ground for the famous folk music revival of the 1950s and '60s. Folk City , by Stephen Petrus and Ronald Cohen, explores New York's central role in fueling the nationwide... more...

  • Gongs and Pop Songsby Jennifer A. Fraser

    Ohio University Press 2015; US$ 23.99

    Scholarship on the musical traditions of Indonesia has long focused on practices from Java and Bali, including famed gamelan traditions, at the expense of the wide diversity of other musical forms within the archipelago. Jennifer A. Fraser counters this tendency by exploring a little-known gong tradition from Sumatra called talempong, long associated... more...