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  • Perspectives on Jewish Musicby Jonathan L. Friedmann; Mark S. Goodman; Jeff Janeczko; Vanessa Paloma; William Sharlin

    Lexington Books 2009; US$ 82.99

    Perspectives on Jewish Music presents the research and reflections of leading scholars and practitioners of Jewish secular and sacred music. The book's wide-ranging topics are examined from a variety of disciplinary approaches, including theology, ethnomusicology, sociology, and liturgical studies. more...

  • Across the Waterby Rebecca E. Farrell

    R&L Education 2010; US$ 27.99

    This book gives general music teachers the tools to introduce the music and dance of Ireland while respecting the music's cultural origins. Readers learn how Irish traditional music is viewed both in formal and informal schools in Ireland and find a literature review of current ethnomusicology and world music resources. more...

  • Sukuma Labor Songs from Western Tanzaniaby Frank Gunderson

    BRILL 2010; US$ 131.00

    This volume is an interpretive analysis of a collection of 335 song texts treated as primary historical sources. The collection highlights the cultural practices that link music with labor in Sukuma communities in northwestern Tanzania. These linkages are evident in the music of the elephant, snake, and porcupine hunting associations that flourished... more...

  • Music and Globalizationby Bob W. White

    Indiana University Press 2011; US$ 22.99

    "World music" emerged as a commercial and musical category in the 1980s, but in some sense music has always been global. Through the metaphor of encounters, Music and Globalization explores the dynamics that enable or hinder cross-cultural communication through music. In the stories told by the contributors, we meet well-known players such as David... more...

  • Essential Songby Lynn Whidden

    Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2007; US$ 48.95

    Includes audio CD with over 50 Cree hunting songs Essential Song: Three Decades of Northern Cree Music , a study of subarctic Cree hunting songs, is the first detailed ethnomusicology of the northern Cree of Quebec and Manitoba. The result of more than two decades spent in the North learning from the Cree, Lynn Whidden's account discusses the... more...

  • Close to the Edgeby Sujatha Fernandes

    NewSouth 2011; US$ 23.95

    At its rhythmic, beating heart this book asks whether Hip Hop can change the world. Hip Hop – rapping, rhyming, b-boying, d-jaying, graffiti - captured the imagination of the teenage Sujatha Fernandes in the Sydney suburbs in the 1990s, inspiring her and politicising her along the way. Armed with mc-ing skills, academic credentials and an urge... more...

  • Wired for Soundby Paul D. Greene; Thomas Porcello

    Wesleyan University Press 2010; US$ 20.99

    Ethnographically-grounded studies of technology in global music. more...

  • Dichtung und Musik im frühneuzeitlichen Aschkenas (2 vols.)by Diana Matut

    BRILL 2011; US$ 334.00

    The so called Wallich-manuscript is one of the most important sources for the study of Yiddish and German folksongs as well as Purim-plays in the Early Modern period. For the first time, this fascinating collection has now been edited completely and a commentary has been prepared. more...

  • Waltzing Matildaby Dennis O'Keeffe

    Allen & Unwin 2012; US$ 22.72

    An expose of two cover-ups: one the death of a swagman by a billabong; the other, a torrid affair between Banjo Paterson and his fiancee's best friend, and how the two events come together in Australia's best-loved national song. more...

  • 1860-1864by Giacomo Meyerbeer; Sabine Henze-Döhring; Panja Mücke

    De Gruyter 2006; US$ 468.26

    Volume 8 closes this edition of Meyerbeer's correspondence, personal journals and pocket diaries and provides the reader with detailed information about public music life in Berlin, London and Paris during the time from 1860 to 1864. Especially interesting are the documents on his work as the Prussian general music director under Wilhelm I... more...