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Folk, national, and ethnic music

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  • The Music of European Nationalismby Philip V. Bohlman

    ABC-CLIO 2004; US$ 60.00

    This volume surveys the intersection of music and nationalism by tracing its historical development and interpreting its most recent forms. Several types of music are offered as examples of how music becomes a language and agent for nationalism. more...

  • From Afro-Cuban Rhythms to Latin Jazzby Raul A. Fernandez

    University of California Press 2006; US$ 15.95

    This book explores the complexity of Cuban dance music and the webs that connect it, musically and historically, to other Caribbean music, to salsa, and to Latin Jazz. Establishing a scholarly foundation for the study of this music, Raul A. Fernandez introduces a set of terms, definitions, and empirical information that allow for a broader, more informed... more...

  • Old-Time Music and Danceby John Bealle

    Indiana University Press 2005; US$ 19.95

    In the summer of 1972, a group of young people in Bloomington, Indiana, began a weekly gathering with the purpose of reviving traditional American old-time music and dance. In time, the group became a kind of accidental utopia, a community bound by celebration and deliberately void of structure and authority.... more...

  • Studies in Contemporary Jewry, Volume IXby Ezra Mendelsohn

    Oxford University Press 1993; US$ 144.99

    The essays contained in this yearbook examine the place of music in the process of Jewish assimilation into modern Europe, the role assigned to music in forging a new Jewish-Israel national identity, and the role of music in preserving a traditional Jewish lifestyle. more...

  • The Power of Black Musicby Samuel A. Floyd

    Oxford University Press 1995; US$ 23.99

    This study of the development of African-American music and its influence in America shows how African myths and ritual - especially the "ring-shout" dances that were ubiquitous in West Africa - underlie the development of all black musical forms in the USA. more...

  • Chasing the Rising Sunby Ted Anthony

    Simon & Schuster 2007; US$ 26.00

    Chasing the Rising Sun is the story of an American musical journey told by a prize-winning writer who traced one song in its many incarnations as it was carried across the world by some of the most famous singers of the twentieth century. Most people know the song "House of the Rising Sun" as 1960s rock by the British Invasion group the Animals,... more...

  • American Bandby Kristen Laine

    Penguin Group US 2007; US$ 15.00

    In the spirit of Friday Night Lights comes the stirring story of a marching band from small-town middle America . Every fall, marching bands take to the field in a uniquely American ritual. For millions of kids, band is a rite of passage?a first foray into leadership and adult responsibility, and a chance to learn what it means to be a part of... more...

  • Rhapsody in Redby Sheila Melvin; JinDong Cai

    Algora Publishing 2007; US$ 45.00

    Inspiring history of the musicians, composers, and conductors who fostered Western classical music in China, written by a WSJ, NYT, IHT journalist and an internationally-known conductor. more...

  • Fiddling in West Africaby Jacqueline Cogdell DjeDje

    Indiana University Press 2008; US$ 22.05

    Fiddling has had a lengthy history in Africa which has long been ignored. Jacqueline Cogdell DjeDje corrects this oversight with an expansive study on fiddling in the Fulbe, Hausa, and Dagbamba cultures of West Africa. DjeDje not only explains the history of the instrument itself, but also discusses... more...

  • Music in the Holocaustby Shirli Gilbert

    Clarendon Press 2005; US$ 49.99

    Shirli Gilbert has produced the first large-scale, critical account of the role of music amongst communities imprisoned under Nazism. She documents a wide scope of musical activities in Nazi internment centres, and is also concerned with exploring the ways in which music - particularly the many songs that were preserved - contribute to our broader... more...