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Folk, national, and ethnic music

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  • The Musical Traditions of Northern Ireland and its Diasporaby Professor David Cooper; Professor Stan Hawkins; Professor Lori Burns

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 49.95

    For at least two centuries, and arguably much longer, Ireland has exerted an important influence on the development of the traditional, popular and art musics of other regions, and in particular those of Britain and the United States. During the past decade or so, the traditional musics of the so-called Celtic regions have become a focus of international... more...

  • Performing Africaby Paulla A. Ebron

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 36.95 US$ 29.56

    The jali --a member of a hereditary group of Mandinka professional performers--is a charismatic but contradictory figure. He is at once the repository of his people's history, the voice of contemporary political authority, the inspiration for African American dreams of an African homeland, and the chief entertainment for the burgeoning transnational... more...

  • Moving Away from Silenceby Thomas Turino

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 30.00

    Increasingly popular in the United States and Europe, Andean panpipe and flute music draws its vitality from the traditions of rural highland villages and of rural migrants who have settled in Andean cities. In Moving Away from Silence, Thomas Turino describes panpipe and flute traditions in the context of this rural-urban migration and the turbulent... more...

  • Lift Every Voiceby Burton W. Peretti

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2008; US$ 31.99

    Lift Every Voice traces the roots of black music in Africa and slavery and its evolution in the United States from the end of slavery to the present day. The music's creators, consumers, and distributors are all part of the story. Musical genres such as spirituals, ragtime, the blues, jazz, gospel, rhythm and blues, rock, soul, and hip-hop?as... more...

  • Jewish Musical Modernism, Old and Newby Philip V. Bohlman; Sander L. Gilman

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 37.00

    Tackling the myriad issues raised by Sander Gilman?s provocative opening salvo??Are Jews Musical???this volume?s distinguished contributors present a series of essays that trace the intersections of Jewish history and music from the late nineteenth century to the present. Covering the sacred and the secular, the European and the non-European, and... more...

  • Singing Outby David King Dunaway; Molly Beer

    Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 13.99 US$ 12.03

    Singing Out: An Oral History of America's Folk Music Revivals is a multi-voiced, historical narrative of the North American folk music revivals of the twentieth century culled from more than 150 oral history interviews from 1976 to 2006, among them Charles Seeger, Pete Seeger, Bernice Reagon, and Arlo Guthrie. more...

  • American Folk Songsby Norm Cohen

    Greenwood Publishing Group 2008; US$ 149.95

    Learn the history of the states through the folk songs of those who lived there! more...

  • Passport to Jewish Music: Its History, Traditions, and Cultureby Irene Heskes

    ABC-CLIO 1994; US$ 140.00

    The purpose of this book is to present a survey of Jewish music to illuminate its special role as a mirror of history, tradition, and cultural heritage. The 27 topical chapters have been placed within a modified chronological perspective to present a historic picture of virtually every important development in Jewish music. The book represents a culmination... more...

  • The Early Years of Folk Musicby David Dicaire

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 39.95

    This history of folk music looks at musicians, collectors and other figures from around the world. The book presents an overview of international folk roots from the seventeenth century to the mid-twentieth century and shows the contributions of the artists and the evolution of folk music as a force for political and social change. Profiles of Pete... more...

  • Caribbean Currentsby Peter Manuel; Kenneth Bilby; Michael Largey

    Temple University Press 2012; US$ 32.95

    Music is the most popular and dynamic aspect of Caribbean expressive culture. From the well-known genres?salsa, merengue, reggae, calypso, and bachata?to more localized forms like chutney and kaseko, this wide-ranging book surveys Caribbean music's prodigious diversity and colorful history. Enhanced with numerous illustrations and musical examples,... more...