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Folk, national, and ethnic music

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  • Linthead Stompby Patrick Huber

    The University of North Carolina Press 2008; US$ 20.00

    Contrary to popular belief, the roots of American country music do not lie solely on southern farms or in mountain hollows. Rather, much of this music recorded before World War II emerged from the bustling cities and towns of the Piedmont South. No group contributed more to the commercialization of early country music than southern factory workers.... more...

  • Performing Africaby Paulla A. Ebron

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 32.95

    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...

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

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 32.00

    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...

  • Lift Every Voiceby Burton W. Peretti

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2008; US$ 23.99

    Chapter 1: From West Africa to Slavery Chapter 2: Jubilee and Tin Pan Alley: Contrasting Sounds of Freedom Chapter 3: The Rise of Ragtime and the Blues Chapter 4: The Rise of Jazz, 1915?1935 Chapter 5: Jazz at the Philharmonic: The Jazz Avant-Garde and Black Classical Expression Chapter 6: Gospel, Freedom Songs, and the Struggle for Equality Chapter... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 examples,... more...