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Folk, national, and ethnic music

  • Revisiting Symbolic Interaction in Music Studies and New Interpretive Worksby Norman K. Denzin

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2014; US$ 114.95

    This volume addresses the perceived gap between symbolic interaction and ethnomusicological approaches to the study of music. It seeks to bring the fields closer by highlighting some of the complementary theoretical constructs of phenomenology and symbolic interaction as they relate to music studies. The papers, presented at the 2012 Couch-Stone Symposium,... more...

  • Danny Boyby Malachy McCourt

    Running Press 2014; US$ 19.95

    Everyone can hum this haunting Irish ballad that inevitably brings a tear to the eye. The most requested Irish song, it has been recorded by a variety of performers ranging from Elvis Presley, Bing Crosby, and Kate Smith to the Pogues. The complete story of this moving tune has been shrouded in mystery until now. Where did "Danny Boy" originate, who... more...

  • Gypsy Music in European Cultureby Anna G. Piotrowska

    Northeastern University Press 2013; US$ 34.99

    A history and typology of the impact of Gypsy music on Europe more...

  • Women's Songs from West Africaby Thomas A. Hale; Aissata G. Sidikou

    Indiana University Press 2013; US$ 42.99

    Exploring the origins, organization, subject matter, and performance contexts of singers and singing, Women's Songs from West Africa expands our understanding of the world of women in West Africa and their complex and subtle roles as verbal artists. Covering Côte d'Ivoire, the Gambia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, and beyond, the essays attest to... more...

  • Punk Aesthetics and New Folkby John Encarnacao

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 119.95

    Joanna Newsom, Will Oldham (a.k.a. 'Bonnie Prince Billy'), and Devendra Banhart are perhaps the best known of a generation of independent artists who use elements of folk music in contexts which are far from traditional. New folk artists challenge our notions of 'finished product' through their recordings, intrinsically guided by practices... more...

  • Palestinian Music and Songby Moslih Kanaaneh; Stig-Magnus Thorsén; Heather Bursheh; David A. McDonald

    Indiana University Press 2013; US$ 22.99

    Drawing from a long history of indigenous traditions and incorporating diverse influences of surrounding cultures, music in Palestine and among the millions of Palestinians in diaspora offers a unique window on cultural and political events of the past century. From the perspective of scholars, performers, composers, and activists, Palestinian Music... more...

  • Armenian Sacred and Folk Musicby Komitas Vardapet Komitas; Vrej N Nersessian; Vrej N. Nersessian

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 190.00

    First Published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Traditional Music in Coastal Louisianaby Joshua Clegg Caffery; Barry Jean Ancelet

    LSU Press 2013; US$ 25.95

    Alan Lomax's prolific sixty-four-year career as a folklorist and musicologist began with a trip across the South and into the heart of Louisiana's Cajun country during the height of the Great Depression. In 1934, his father John, then curator of the Library of Congress's Archive of American Folk Song, took an eighteen-year-old Alan and a 300-pound... more...

  • Die Melodien der lateinischen Osterfeiernby Johannes Janota; Ute Evers

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 559.00

    This work brings together for the first time all of the Easter ceremonies that have been transmitted from the Middle Ages and the early modern era, together with melodies. The body of work comprises 375 Easter ceremonies, primarily from German-speaking countries, but its collection area extends across Europe. With individual commentaries and extensive... more...

  • Maori Musicby Mervyn McLean

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 29.15

    Mervyn McLean is the acknowledged world authority on Maori music, author of the classic Traditional Songs of the Maori (AUP), as well as many other titles. This book is the best introduction available to Maori music – the instruments played, the songs and dance styles and what they were used for, performance, composition, teaching, etc. Based on 30... more...