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Folk, national, and ethnic music

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  • 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...

  • Singing Outby David King Dunaway; Molly Beer

    Oxford University Press, USA 2010; US$ 17.99

    Intimate, anecdotal, and spell-binding, Singing Out offers a fascinating oral history of the North American folk music revivals and folk music. Culled from more than 150 interviews recorded from 1976 to 2006, this captivating story spans seven decades and cuts across a wide swath of generations and perspectives, shedding light on the musical, political,... 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$ 31.95

    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... 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...

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

    Lexington Books 2009; US$ 79.99

    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...

  • 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...

  • Across the Waterby Rebecca E. Farrell

    R&L Education 2010; US$ 23.99

    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...

  • 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...