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Folk, national, and ethnic music

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  • 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...

  • Focus on Music of South Africaby Carol A. Muller

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 56.95

    Focus: Music of South Africa provides an in-depth look at the full spectrum of South African music, a musical culture that epitomizes the enormous ethnic, religious, linguistic, class, and gender diversity of the nation itself. Drawing on extensive field and archival research, as well as her own personal experiences, noted ethnomusicologist and... more...

  • Tradition & Change Performanceby Tsao Penyeh

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 43.95

    More than five thousand years of rich cultural history have made Chinese music an immensely sophisticated, multi-faceted artistic phenomenon that consists of diverse regional and transregional traditions. The present volumes bring together ten articles written mainly by native scholars, with the general aim of introducing a dialogue about Chinese... more...

  • Folk Music: The Basicsby Ronald Cohen

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 25.95

    Folk Music: The Basics gives a brief introduction to British and American folk music. Drawing upon the most recent and relevant scholarship, it will focus on comparing and contrasting the historical nature of the three aspects of understanding folk music: traditional, local performers; professional collectors; and the advent of professional performers... more...

  • Armenian Sacred and Folk Musicby Komitas Vardapet Komitas; Vrej N Nersessian; Vrej N. Nersessian

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 190.00

    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...

  • World Musicby Terry E. Miller; Andrew Shahriari

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 74.95

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Rara!by Elizabeth A. McAlister

    University of California Press 2002; US$ 15.95

    Rara is a vibrant annual street festival in Haiti, when followers of the Afro-Creole religion called Vodou march loudly into public space to take an active role in politics. Working deftly with highly original ethnographic material, Elizabeth McAlister shows how Rara bands harness the power of Vodou spirits and the recently dead to broadcast coded... more...