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  • War, Exile and the Music of Afghanistanby John Baily

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 49.95

    In the 1970s John Baily conducted extensive ethnomusicological research in Afghanistan, principally in the city of Herat but also in Kabul. Then, with Taraki?s coup in 1978, came conflict, war, and the dispersal of many musicians to locations far and wide. This new publication is the culmination of Baily?s further research on Afghan music over the... more...

  • Made in Koreaby Hyunjoon Shin; Seung-Ah Lee

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Made in Korea: Studies in Popular Music serves as a comprehensive and thorough introduction to the history, sociology, and musicology of contemporary Korean popular music. Each essay covers the major figures, styles, and social contexts of pop music in Korea, first presenting a general description of the history and background of popular music in... more...

  • Music in Contemporary Indian Filmby Jayson Beaster-Jones; Natalie Sarrazin

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 52.95

    Music in Contemporary Indian Film: Memory, Voice, Identity provides a rich and detailed look into the unique dimensions of music in Indian film. Music is at the center of Indian cinema, and India?s film music industry has a far-reaching impact on popular, folk, and classical music across the subcontinent and the South Asian diaspora. In twelve essays... more...

  • A Song to Save the Salish Seaby Mark Pedelty

    Indiana University Press 2016; US$ 26.99

    On the coast of Washington and British Columbia sit the misty forests and towering mountains of Cascadia. With archipelagos surrounding its shores and tidal surges of the Salish Sea trundling through the interior, this bioregion has long attracted loggers, fishing fleets, and land developers, each generation seeking successively harder to reach resources... more...

  • Detroit 67by Stuart Cosgrove

    Birlinn 2016; US$ 11.99

    ?Cosgrove weaves a compelling web of circumstance that maps a city struggling with the loss of its youth to the Vietnam War, the hard edge of the civil rights movement and ferocious inner-city rioting . . . a whole-hearted evocation of people and places? ? Independent Detroit 67 is the story of Motor City in the year that changed everything.... more...

  • Queens Reigns Supremeby Ethan Brown

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 12.95

    Based on police wiretaps and exclusive interviews with drug kingpins and hip-hop insiders, this is the untold story of how the streets and housing projects of southeast Queens took over the rap industry. For years, rappers from Nas to Ja Rule have hero-worshipped the legendary drug dealers who dominated Queens in the 1980s with their violent crimes... more...

  • Apocalypse Jukeboxby Edward Whitelock; David Janssen

    Soft Skull Press 2008; US$ 17.99

    From its indefinite beginnings through its broad commercialization and endless reinterpretation, American rock-and-roll music has been preoccupied with an end-of-the-world mentality that extends through the whole of American popular music. In Apocalypse Jukebox, Edward Whitelock and David Janssen trace these connections through American music genres,... more...

  • Take a Walk on the Dark Sideby R. Gary Patterson

    Touchstone 2008; US$ 19.99

    Take a Walk on the Dark Side is the ultimate book for today's rock and roll fan: a fascinating compendium of facts, fictions, prophecies, premonitions, coincidences, hoaxes, doomsday scenarios, and other urban legends about some of the world's most beloved and mysterious pop icons. Updating, revising, and expanding on material from his cult classic... more...

  • Introduction to the Art of Singing by Johann Friedrich Agricolaby Johann Friedrich Agricola; Julianne C. Baird

    Cambridge University Press 1995; US$ 62.00 US$ 50.84

    An English translation with commentary of an important first treatise on singing by Agricola. more...

  • Vocal Authorityby John Potter

    Cambridge University Press 1998; US$ 37.00 US$ 30.34

    A fascinating history of singing styles from the ancient world to the present. more...