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  • The Instrumental Music of Wutaishan's Buddhist Monasteriesby Beth Szczepanski

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Beth Szczepanski examines how traditional and modern elements interact in the current practice, reception and functions of wind music, or shengguan, at monasteries in Wutaishan, one of China's four holy mountains of Buddhism. The book provides an invaluable insight into the political and economic history of Wutaishan and its music, as well as the instrumentation,... more...

  • SamulNori: Korean Percussion for a Contemporary Worldby Keith Howard

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 104.95

    SamulNori is a percussion quartet which has given rise to a genre, of the same name, that is arguably Korea?s most successful ?traditional? music of recent times. Today, there are dozens of amateur and professional samulnori groups. There is a canon of samulnori pieces, closely associated with the first founding quartet but played by all, and many... more...

  • Music in Cyprusby Jim Samson; Nicoletta Demetriou

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 109.95

    Music in Cyprus draws its authors from both sides of the divided island to give a rounded picture of musical culture from the beginning of the British colonial period (1878-1960) until today. The book crosses conventional scholarly divides between musicology and ethnomusicology in order to achieve a panorama of music, culture and politics. Shared practices... more...

  • Alaturka: Style in Turkish Music (1923?1938)by John Morgan O'Connell

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    The early-Republican era (1923-1938) was a major period of musical and cultural change in Turkey. Alaturka: Style in Turkish Music is a study of the significance of style in Turkish music and, in particular, the polemical debate about an eastern style of Turkish music (called, alaturka) that developed during this rich and complicated era of Turkish... more...

  • Qupai in Chinese Musicby Alan R Thrasher

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Presenting the latest research in the area, this volume explores the fundamental concept of qupai ??, melodic models upon which most traditional Chinese instrumental music (and some vocal music) is based. The greater part of the traditional instrumental repertoire has emerged from qupai models by way of well-established 'variation' techniques.... more...

  • Taarab Music in Zanzibar in the Twentieth Centuryby Janet Topp Fargion

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    The musical genre of taarab is played for entertainment at weddings and other festive occasions all along the Swahili Coast in East Africa. Taarab contains all the features of a typical 'Indian Ocean' music, combining influences from Egypt, the Arabian Peninsula, India and the West with local musical practices. In Taarab, Music in Zanzibar, Janet... more...

  • Songs from the Edge of Japan: Music-making in Yaeyama and Okinawaby Matt Gillan

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Since the early 1990s, Okinawan music has experienced an extraordinary boom in popularity throughout Japan. Musicians from this island prefecture in the very south of Japan have found success as performers and recording artists, and have been featured in a number of hit films and television dramas. In particular, the Yaeyama region in the south of... more...

  • Soundscapes from the Americasby Donna A. Buchanan

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 104.95

    Dedicated to the late Gerard Béhague (1937-2005), whose pioneering work in Latin American music, popular culture, and performance studies contributed extensively to ethnomusicological discourse in the 1970s-1990s, this anthology offers comparative perspectives on the evolving legacy of performance ethnography in socio-musical analysis. President of... more...

  • And We're All Brothers: Singing in Yiddish in Contemporary North Americaby Abigail Wood

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    The dawn of the twenty-first century marked a turning period for American Yiddish culture. The 'Old World' of Yiddish-speaking Eastern Europe was fading from living memory - yet at the same time, Yiddish song enjoyed a renaissance of creative interest, both among a younger generation seeking reengagement with the Yiddish language, and, most prominently... more...

  • An Introduction to Japanese Folk Performing Artsby Terence A. Lancashire

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Japanese folk performing arts incorporate a body of entertainments that range from the ritual to the secular. They may be the ritual dances at Shinto shrines performed to summon and entertain deities; group dances to drive away disease-bearing spirits; or theatrical mime to portray the tenets of Buddhist teachings. These ritual entertainments can have... more...