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Folk, national, and ethnic music

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  • Gongs and Pop Songsby Jennifer A. Fraser

    Ohio University Press 2015; US$ 23.99

    Scholarship on the musical traditions of Indonesia has long focused on practices from Java and Bali, including famed gamelan traditions, at the expense of the wide diversity of other musical forms within the archipelago. Jennifer A. Fraser counters this tendency by exploring a little-known gong tradition from Sumatra called talempong, long associated... more...

  • Literacy and Orality in Eighteenth-Century Irish Songby Julie Henigan

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95

    Focusing on several distinct genres of eighteenth-century Irish song, Henigan demonstrates in each case that the interaction between the elite and vernacular, the written and oral, is pervasive and characteristic of the Irish song tradition to the present day. more...

  • The Politics of Songs in Eighteenth-Century Britain, 1723–1795by Kate Horgan

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    Horgan analyses the importance of songs in British eighteenth-century culture with specific reference to their political meaning. Using an interdisciplinary methodology, combining the perspectives of literary studies and cultural history, the utilitarian power of songs emerges across four major case studies. more...

  • When the Spirit Says Sing!by Kerran L. Sanger

    Taylor and Francis 1995; US$ 47.95

    First published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • World Music: A Very Short Introductionby Philip V. Bohlman

    OUP Oxford 2002; US$ 7.99

    World Music draws readers into a remarkable range of historical encounters, in which music had the power to evoke the exotic and to give voice to the voiceless. In the course of the volume's eight chapters the reader witnesses music's involvement in the modern world, but also the individual moments and particular histories that are crucial to an understanding... more...

  • The Blues: A Very Short Introductionby Elijah Wald

    Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 7.99

    This VSI provides a brief history of the blues genre's main movements and most influential artists and gives a sense of the breadth of the blues field. Beginning with the music's roots in African and African-American styles, European folk music, and popular forms such as minstrelsy and ragtime, it traces how blues evolved over the course of the twentieth... more...

  • Folk Music: A Very Short Introductionby Mark Slobin

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 7.99

    This VSI offers readers something no other introduction to folk music does: a cross-cultural, comparative approach, a survey of the basic issues as they have unfolded over time, and specific examples from widely differing sites of how folk musicians themselves, as well as corporations, non-governmental organizations, and governments have made full... more...

  • Women's Songs from West Africaby Edited by Thomas A. Hale and 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...

  • Classic Countryby Charles K. Wolfe

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 41.95

    Now for the first time, country music authority Charles K. Wolfe gathers together his profiles of 50 legends of country music, including Bill Monroe, Lefty Frizzell, and Kitty Wells. more...

  • Speak it Louderby Deborah Wong

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 51.95

    Speak It Louder: Asian Americans Making Music documents the variety of musics-from traditional Asian through jazz, classical, and pop-that have been created by Asian Americans. This book is not about "Asian American music" but rather about Asian Americans making music. This key distinction allows the author to track a wide range of musical genres.... more...