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Focus: Popular Music in Contemporary India

Focus: Popular Music in Contemporary India

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Natalie Sarrazin
December 13, 2019

Focus: Popular Music in Contemporary India examines India’s musical soundscape beyond the classical and folk traditions of old to consider the culturally, socially, and politically rich contemporary music that is defining and energizing an Indian youth culture on the precipice of a major identity...

Focus: Music of the Caribbean

Focus: Music of the Caribbean

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Sydney Hutchinson
November 08, 2019

Focus: Music of the Caribbean presents the most important issues of Caribbean musical history and current practice, discussing thought-provoking questions in a student-friendly fashion. It uses current ethnomusicological research on Caribbean music to tell the stories of Caribbean history—those of...

Focus: Music and Religion of Morocco

Focus: Music and Religion of Morocco

1st Edition

Christopher Witulski
May 24, 2019

Focus: Music and Religion of Morocco introduces the region and its history, highlighting how the pressures of religious life, post-colonial economic struggle, and global media come together within Moroccan musical life. Musical practices contextualize and clarify global historical and contemporary...

Focus: Choral Music in Global Perspective

Focus: Choral Music in Global Perspective

1st Edition

André de Quadros
March 15, 2019

Focus: Choral Music in Global Perspective introduces the little-known traditions and repertoires of the world’s choral diversity, from prison choirs in Thailand and gay and lesbian choruses of the Western world to community choruses in the Middle East and youth choirs in the United States. The book...

Focus: Scottish Traditional Music

Focus: Scottish Traditional Music

1st Edition

Simon McKerrell
October 09, 2015

Focus: Scottish Traditional Music engages methods from ethnomusicology, popular music studies, cultural studies, and media studies to explain how complex Scottish identities and culture are constructed in the traditional music and culture of Scotland. This book examines Scottish music through their...

Focus: Music in Contemporary Japan

Focus: Music in Contemporary Japan

1st Edition

Jennifer Milioto Matsue
August 03, 2015

Focus: Music in Contemporary Japan explores a diversity of musics performed in Japan today, ranging from folk song to classical music, the songs of geisha to the screaming of underground rock, with a specific look at the increasingly popular world of taiko (ensemble drumming). Discussion of...

Focus: Music, Nationalism, and the Making of the New Europe

Focus: Music, Nationalism, and the Making of the New Europe

2nd Edition

Philip V. Bohlman
September 03, 2010

Two decades after the fall of communism in Eastern Europe and one decade into the twenty-first century, European music remains one of the most powerful forces for shaping nationalism. Using intensive fieldwork throughout Europe -- from participation in alpine foot pilgrimages to studies of the...

Focus: Irish Traditional Music

Focus: Irish Traditional Music

1st Edition

Sean Williams
October 23, 2009

Focus: Irish Traditional Music is an introduction to the instrumental and vocal traditions of the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, as well as Irish music in the context of the Irish diaspora. Ireland's size relative to Britain or to the mainland of Europe is small, yet its impact on...

Focus: Music of Northeast Brazil

Focus: Music of Northeast Brazil

2nd Edition

Larry Crook
March 24, 2009

Focus: Music of Northeast Brazil examines the historical and contemporary manifestations of the music of Brazil, a country with a musical landscape that is layered with complexity and diversity. Based on the author’s field research during the past twenty years, the book describes and analyzes the...

Focus: Gamelan Music of Indonesia

Focus: Gamelan Music of Indonesia

2nd Edition

Henry Spiller
April 11, 2008

Focus: Gamelan Music of Indonesia is an introduction to the familiar music from Southeast Asia's largest country - both as sound and cultural phenomenon. An archipelago of over 17,000 islands, Indonesia is a melting pot of Hindu, Buddhist, Islamic, Portuguese, Dutch, and British influences. Despite...

Focus: Music of South Africa

Focus: Music of South Africa

2nd Edition

Carol A. Muller
April 09, 2008

Focus: Music of South Africa provides an in-depth look at the full spectrum of South African music, a musical culture that epitomizes the enormous ethnic, religious, linguistic, class, and gender diversity of the nation itself. Drawing on extensive field and archival research, as well as her own...

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