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  • 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$ 62.95

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • El payadorby Leopoldo Lugones

    Linkgua 2014; US$ 3.00

    In 1913, Leopoldo Lugones held six conferences at the Odeon theater, a site frequented by the vast majority of politicians and writers of the time. He then traveled to Europe and returned to Argentina at the outbreak of World War I. There, he collected all the material to complete four new chapters and published them under the title El payador  on... more...

  • Edith Bowman's Great British Music Festivalsby Edith Bowman

    Blink Publishing 2015; US$ 11.65

    In Great British Music Festival, Edith Bowman packs her wellies and braves the unpredictable weather to explore some of the country?s best- and lesser-known music festivals. From the muddy fields of Glastonbury, to the warmer climes of the Isle of Wight, Edith travels the length of the UK in the search for the ultimate festival experience. With detailed... more...

  • Folk City: New York and the American Folk Music Revivalby Stephen Petrus; Ronald D. Cohen

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 29.99

    From Washington Square Park and the Gaslight Cafe 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 folk music revival of the 1950s and 60s. Folk City explores New York's central role in fueling the nationwide craze for folk music in postwar... more...

  • The Musical Instruments of the Indigenous People of South Africaby Percival R. Kirby

    Wits University Press 2014; US$ 60.99

    One of the greatest South African musicologists and ethnomusicologists, Percival R. Kirby was concerned about the demise of traditional cultural practices of African people. Whilst at Wits, he was encouraged by his colleagues, people like Raymond Dart and Louis Maingard, to make a comprehensive study of the musical practices of the indigenous peoples... 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...