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The Accordion in the AmericasKlezmer, Polka, Tango, Zydeco, and More!

The Accordion in the Americas: Klezmer, Polka, Tango, Zydeco, and More!

Helena Simonett (ed.)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037207
eISBN:
9780252094323
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037207.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

An invention of the Industrial Revolution, the accordion provided the less affluent with an inexpensive, loud, portable, and durable “one-man-orchestra” capable of producing melody, harmony, and bass ... More

The African Imagination in Music

The African Imagination in Music

Kofi Agawu

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780190263201
eISBN:
9780190263232
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190263201.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Conceived as an introduction to a vast, immensely rich and diverse set of repertories, this book explores the sounding forms of Sub-Saharan African music. Aimed at a general musical readership, it ... More

Analytical and Cross-Cultural Studies in World Music

Analytical and Cross-Cultural Studies in World Music

Michael Tenzer and John Roeder (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195384581
eISBN:
9780199918331
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195384581.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This collection of essays analyzes diverse musical creations with reference to the contexts in which the music is created and performed. The authors explain the music as sound in process, through ... More

The Art of Making Do in Naples

The Art of Making Do in Naples

Jason Pine

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816636310
eISBN:
9781452947662
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816636310.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

“In Naples, there are more singers than there are unemployed people.” These words echo through the neomelodica music scene, a vast undocumented economy animated by wedding singers, pirate TV, and ... More

The Artistry of Afro-Cuban Batá DrummingAesthetics, Transmission, Bonding, and Creativity

The Artistry of Afro-Cuban Batá Drumming: Aesthetics, Transmission, Bonding, and Creativity

Kenneth Schweitzer

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617036699
eISBN:
9781621030065
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617036699.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

An iconic symbol and sound of the Lucumí/Santería religion, Afro-Cuban batá are talking drums that express the epic mythological narratives of the West African Yoruba deities known as orisha. By ... More

Audible StatesSocialist Politics and Popular Music in Albania

Audible States: Socialist Politics and Popular Music in Albania

Nicholas Tochka

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780190467814
eISBN:
9780190467845
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190467814.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Audible States examines how elites have governed politically and aesthetically meaningful spaces of silence and sound in Albania since 1945. Interweaving archival research with ethnographic ... More

Bamako SoundsThe Afropolitan Ethics of Malian Music

Bamako Sounds: The Afropolitan Ethics of Malian Music

Ryan Thomas Skinner

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816693498
eISBN:
9781452950808
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816693498.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Bamako Sounds tells the story of an African city, its people, their values, and their music. Centered on the music and musicians of Bamako, Mali’s booming capital city, this book reveals a community ... More

Behind the CurtainMaking Music in Mumbai's Film Studios

Behind the Curtain: Making Music in Mumbai's Film Studios

Gregory D. Booth

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195327632
eISBN:
9780199852055
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327632.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Beginning in the 1930s, men, and a handful of women, came from India's many communities — Marathi, Parsi, Goan, North Indian, and many others — to Mumbai to work in an industry that constituted in ... More

The BerimbauSoul of Brazilian Music

The Berimbau: Soul of Brazilian Music

Eric A. Galm

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604734058
eISBN:
9781604734065
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604734058.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

The Brazilian berimbau, a musical bow, is most commonly associated with the energetic martial art/dance/game of capoeira. This study explores its stature from the 1950s to the present in diverse ... More

Beyond the Roof of the WorldMusic, Prayer, and Healing in the Pamir Mountains

Beyond the Roof of the World: Music, Prayer, and Healing in the Pamir Mountains

Benjamin D. Koen

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195367744
eISBN:
9780199867295
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195367744.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Western medicine has conventionally separated music, science, and religion into distinct entities, yet traditional cultures throughout the world have always viewed music as a bridge that connects and ... More

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