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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$ 49.95

    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...

  • Issues in African American Musicby Portia K. Maultsby; Mellonee V. Burnim

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 72.95

    Issues in African American Music: Power, Gender, Race, Representation is a collection of twenty-one essays by leading scholars, surveying vital themes in the history of African American music. Bringing together the viewpoints of ethnomusicologists, historians, and performers, these essays cover topics including the music industry, women and gender,... more...

  • Scoring the Scoreby Ian Sapiro

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 49.95

    Scoring the Score is the first scholarly examination of the orchestrator’s role in the contemporary film industry. Orchestrators are crucial to the production of a film’s score, yet they have not received significant consideration in film-music research. This book sheds light on this often-overlooked yet vital profession. It considers the key processes... more...

  • Sustainable Futures for Music Culturesby Huib Schippers; Catherine Grant

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 23.99

    The sustainability of music and other intangible expressions of culture has been high on the agenda of scholars, governments and NGOs in recent years. However, there is a striking lack of systematic research into what exactly affects sustainability across music cultures. By analyzing case studies of nine highly diverse music cultures against a single... more...

  • Tuk Music Tradition in Barbadosby Sharon Meredith

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Barbados is a small Caribbean island better known as a tourist destination rather than for its culture. The island was first claimed in 1627 for the English King and remained a British colony until independence was gained in 1966. This firmly entrenched British culture in the Barbadian way of life, although most of the population are descended from... more...

  • Hwang Byungki: Traditional Music and the Contemporary Composer in the Republic of Koreaby Andrew Killick

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Anyone who knows anything of Korean music probably knows something of Hwang Byungki. As a composer, performer, scholar, and administrator, Hwang has had an exceptional influence on the world of Korean traditional music for over half a century. During that time, Western-style music (both classical and popular) has become the main form of musical expression... more...

  • Bulgarian Harmonyby Kalin S. Kirilov

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    An in-depth study of the Bulgarian harmonic system is long overdue. More than two decades since the Le Mystère des Voix Bulgares choir was awarded a Grammy (1990), there is no scholarly study of the captivating sounds of Bulgarian vertical sonorities. Kalin Kirilov traces the gradual formation of a unique harmonic system that developed in three styles... more...