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Caliban and Unsublimated Primitivism: Villa-Lobos at the 1939 World’s Fair

Carol A. Hess

in Representing the Good Neighbor: Music, Difference, and the Pan American Dream

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199919994
eISBN:
9780199345618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199919994.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music, History, American

This chapter describes the conspicuous display of Pan American amity at the 1939 World’s Fair in New York in relation to Villa-Lobos, whose music was performed there. Critics, who largely focused on ... More


Henry Cowell: A Man Made of Music

Joel Sachs

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780195108958
eISBN:
9780190268015
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195108958.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This book offers the first complete biography of Henry Cowell, one of the most influential figures in twentieth-century American music. Cowell, a major musical innovator of the first half of the ... More


West African Drumming and Dance in North American Universities: An Ethnomusicological Perspective

George Worlasi Kwasi Dor

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781617039140
eISBN:
9781621039952
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617039140.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

More than twenty universities and twenty other colleges in North America (USA and Canada) offer performance courses on West African ethnic dance drumming. Since its inception in 1964 at both UCLA and ... More


Song Loves the Masses: Herder on Music and Nationalism

Johann Gottfried Herder and Philip V. Bohlman

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520234949
eISBN:
9780520966444
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520234949.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Had Johann Gottfried Herder (1744–1803) written a book on music, it would have been Song Loves the Masses. One of the great polymaths of modern intellectual history, Herder wrote influential ... More


Performing in the Italian American “Translation Zone”: Alessandra Belloni’s Tarantella

Incoronata (Nadia) Inserra

in New Italian Migrations to the United States: Vol. 2: Art and Culture since 1945

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780252041396
eISBN:
9780252099991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041396.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This article explores the work of New-York-based Italian performance artist Alessandra Belloni, particularly her Rhythm Is the Cure workshop featuring Southern-Italian tarantella folk music and ... More


Finding Your Own Voice: Mythologizing and Ritualizing Belonging at the Irish World Academy

Helen Phelan

in Singing the Rite to Belong: Ritual, Music, and the New Irish

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780190672225
eISBN:
9780190672263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190672225.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Chapter 3 introduces the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance and its emergence as a key site of cultural debate and performance in the 1990s. It explores ways in which mythology, symbol, and ... More


Europe Again

Joel Sachs

in Henry Cowell: A Man Made of Music

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780195108958
eISBN:
9780190268015
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195108958.003.0049
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter focuses on Henry Cowell's travel to Europe after World War II, one of American artists sent by the U.S. government abroad to talk about their work in an effort to repair the damage Nazi ... More


Epilogue: Herder’s Journey

Johann Gottfried Herder and Philip V. Bohlman

in Song Loves the Masses: Herder on Music and Nationalism

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520234949
eISBN:
9780520966444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520234949.003.0020
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

With a final contextualizing chapter, Philip V. Bohlman interprets Herder’s 1769 sea journey as a metaphor for the writings on music and nationalism, and for his sweeping influence on the history of ... More


Zena Hamelson

Michael B. Bakan

in Speaking for Ourselves: Conversations on Life, Music, and Autism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780190855833
eISBN:
9780190855864
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190855833.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Psychology of Music

When we first meet ten-year-old Zena Hamelson, she is sitting in a chair staring blankly at the wall, flapping her hands, repeatedly straightening and bending her legs, compulsively twisting and ... More


Mara Chasar

Michael B. Bakan

in Speaking for Ourselves: Conversations on Life, Music, and Autism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780190855833
eISBN:
9780190855864
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190855833.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Psychology of Music

“I love spinny chairs!” the eleven-year-old writer, poet, dancer, musician, and sometime goofball Mara Chasar shrieks gleefully as she spins round and round in a sober black office chair. “Spinny ... More


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