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Folk, national, and ethnic music

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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Different Drummersby Martin Munro

    University of California Press 2010; US$ 75.00 US$ 60.00

    Long a taboo subject among critics, rhythm finally takes center stage in this book's dazzling, wide-ranging examination of diverse black cultures across the New World. Martin Munro?s groundbreaking work traces the central?and contested?role of music in shaping identities, politics, social history, and artistic expression. Starting with enslaved African... more...

  • Culture on the Marginsby Jon Cruz

    Princeton University Press 1999; US$ 52.50 US$ 42.00

    In Culture on the Margins, Jon Cruz recounts the "discovery" of black music by white elites in the nineteenth century, boldly revealing how the episode shaped modern approaches to studying racial and ethnic cultures. Slave owners had long heard black song making as meaningless "noise." Abolitionists began to attribute social and political meaning... more...

  • Music of El Doradoby Dale A Olsen

    UPF 1998; US$ 34.95

    In the first comprehensive synthesis of Andean musical instruments, Dale Olsen breathes life and humanity into the music making of pre-Hispanic cultures in the northern and central Andes. He assesses three decades' worth of anthropological findings from diverse collections, museums, tombs, and temples. more...