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Newly Composed Folk Music of Yugoslavia

Newly Composed Folk Music of Yugoslavia

1st Edition

Ljerka V. Rasmussen
July 08, 2016

This book challenges the monolithic portrayals of folk music and social change under communism by making a case for "people's music" and shows how new folk music embodies an inherently pluralistic concept of Yugoslavia's culture....

Maracatu Atomico: Tradition, Modernity, and Postmodernity in the Mangue Movement and the

Maracatu Atomico: Tradition, Modernity, and Postmodernity in the Mangue Movement and the "New Music Scene" of Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil

1st Edition

Philip Galinsky
August 12, 2015

"Maracatu Atômico" is the first academic work to investigate the mangue movement, one of Brazil's most vital pop culture trends of the last thirty years, and the related "new music scene" of Northeast Brazil. Contending with the widespread poverty and social problems, mangue places a renewed value...

Baakisimba: Gender in the Music and Dance of the Baganda People of Uganda

Baakisimba: Gender in the Music and Dance of the Baganda People of Uganda

1st Edition

Sylvia Antonia Nannyonga-Tamusuza
May 21, 2015

Originally a royal court dance, baakisimba asserted the authority of the king as the head of Baganda society. After the abolition of kingship in 1967, baakisimba dance began to be performed in other contexts, with women sometimes playing the accompanying drums-traditionally a man's role-and with...

The Horse-head Fiddle and the Cosmopolitan Reimagination of Tradition in Mongolia

The Horse-head Fiddle and the Cosmopolitan Reimagination of Tradition in Mongolia

1st Edition

Peter K. Marsh
September 11, 2014

Few other nations have undergone as profound a change in their social, political, and cultural life as Mongolia did in the twentieth century. Beginning the century as a largely rural, nomadic, and tradition-oriented society, the nation was transformed by the end of this century into a largely...

The Gypsy Caravan: From Real Roma to Imaginary Gypsies in Western Music

The Gypsy Caravan: From Real Roma to Imaginary Gypsies in Western Music

1st Edition

David Malvinni
August 12, 2014

First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

Shaped by Japanese Music: Kikuoka Hiroaki and Nagauta Shamisen in Tokyo

Shaped by Japanese Music: Kikuoka Hiroaki and Nagauta Shamisen in Tokyo

1st Edition

Jay Davis Keister
July 03, 2014

Shaped by Japanese Music is an in-depth analysis of the musical world of an individual performer, composer, and teacher. Using an ethnographic approach, this study situates musical analysis in the context of its creation, demonstrating that traditional Japanese music is hardly an archaic song form...

Balinese Discourses on Music and Modernization: Village Voices and Urban Views

Balinese Discourses on Music and Modernization: Village Voices and Urban Views

1st Edition

Brita Renee Heimarck
July 03, 2014

While many Western scholars have discussed the technical aspects of Balinese music or the traditional contexts for performance, little has been written in Western languages about Balinese discourses on their music. This dissertation seeks to understand the experience of music in Bali according to...

Song from the Land of Fire: Azerbaijanian Mugam in the Soviet and Post-Soviet Periods

Song from the Land of Fire: Azerbaijanian Mugam in the Soviet and Post-Soviet Periods

1st Edition

Inna Naroditskaya
July 29, 2003

Song from the Land of Fire explores Azerbaijanian musical culture, a subject previously unexamined by American and European scholars. This book contains notations of mugham performance--a fusion of traditional poetry and musical improvisation--and analysis of hybrid genres, such as mugham-operas...

Cantaoras: Music, Gender and Identity in Flamenco Song

Cantaoras: Music, Gender and Identity in Flamenco Song

1st Edition

Loren Chuse
March 28, 2003

This book provides an in-depth ethnographic investigation of the greatly underestimated and underappreciated contributions of women singers, the cantaoras, to the creation, transmission and innovation in flamenco song. Situating the study of flamenco in the context of social and political currents...

Songs and Gifts at the Frontier

Songs and Gifts at the Frontier

1st Edition

Jose S. Buenconsejo
September 13, 2002

First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

Of Mermaids and Rock Singers: Placing the Self and Constructing the Nation THrough Belarusan Contemporary Music

Of Mermaids and Rock Singers: Placing the Self and Constructing the Nation THrough Belarusan Contemporary Music

1st Edition

Maria Paula Survilla
July 19, 2002

First Published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

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