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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...

  • Wayfaring Strangersby Fiona Ritchie; Doug Orr; Darcy Orr

    The University of North Carolina Press 2014; US$ 34.99

    Wayfaring Strangers: The Musical Voyage from Scotland and Ulster to Appalachia 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$ 33.37

    ?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...

  • 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...

  • Branch Today Gone Tomorrowby Brett King

    Marshall Cavendish 2012; US$ 12.00

    In the wake of the global financial crisis, retail bankers face another equally challenging shift to their business in the near term – the demise of the branch. more...

  • Classic Countryby Charles K. Wolfe

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 41.95

    Now for the first time, country music authority Charles K. Wolfe gathers together his profiles of 50 legends of country music, including Bill Monroe, Lefty Frizzell, and Kitty Wells. more...

  • Alan Lomaxby Ronald Cohen

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 36.95

    Alan Lomax is a legendary figure in American folk music circles. Although he published many books, hundreds of recordings and dozens of films, his contributions to popular and academic journals have never been collected. This collection of writings, introduced by Lomax's daughter Anna, reintroduces these essential writings. Drawing on the Lomax Archives... more...