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Balinese Gamelan Music: (Downloadable Audio Included)

by Michael Tenzer & I Made Moja

Now in its third edition, this authoritative book has been revised and updated with an added new chapter and an audio disc included.

Bali has develop and nourished an astonishing variety of musical ensembles—called...


Black British Jazz: Routes, Ownership and Performance

by Jason Toynbee, Catherine Tackley & Mark Doffman

Black British musicians have been making jazz since around 1920. This book reveals their hidden history and major contribution to the development of jazz in the UK. The chapters show the importance of black...


Clandestino: In Search of Manu Chao

by Peter Culshaw

A decade ago, Manu Chao's band, Mano Negra, toured Colombia by train, negotiating with government troops and rebels - an episode described at the time as 'less like a rock'n'roll tour - more like Napoleon's...


World Music: A Global Journey, Concise Edition, eBook Pack: A Global Journey - Paperback & CD Set Value Pack

by Terry E. Miller & Andrew Shahriari

World Music: A Global Journey, Concise Edition is an ideal introduction to the diversity of musical expression around the world, taking students across the globe to experience cultural traditions that challenge...


Masters of Contemporary Brazilian Song: Mpb, 1965-1985

by Charles A. Perrone

Masters of Contemporary Brazilian Song is a critical study of MPB (música popular brasileira), a term that refers to varieties of urban popular music of the 1960s and 1970s, incorporating samba, Bossa Nova,...


Queens of Havana: The Amazing Adventures of Anacaona, Cuba's Legendary All-Girl Dance Band

by Alicia Castro & Ingrid Kummels

The 1930s saw Havana undergoing a seismic cultural renaissance. At night in the aires libres (open air cafes), tourists and foreign investors rubbed shoulders with the likes of Ernest Hemingway as they sipped...


Tripping the World Fantastic: A Journey Through the Music of Our Planet

by Glenn Dixon

Every culture on Earth has music. Every culture that's ever existed has had it - but we don't exactly know why. Music is not like food, shelter, or having opposable thumbs. We don't need it to live and yet we...


Making New Zealand's Pop Renaissance: State, Markets, Musicians

by Michael Scott

Michael Scott argues that New Zealand's pop music renaissance of the early 2000s was supported by state policies. He shows how the state built market opportunities for popular musicians through public-private...


Cuban Flute Style: Interpretation and Improvisation

by Sue Miller

In Cuban Flute Style: Interpretation and Improvisation, Sue Miller—music historian, charanga flute player, and former student of Richard Egües—examines the early-twentieth-century decorative style of flute...


Traditional Songs of the Maori

by Mervyn McLean & Margaret Orbell

This classic study of indigenous Polynesian music, conducted in the 1960s, includes a survey of traditional songs in different styles that embody the fundamental values of Maori culture in New Zealand. Musical...


To Tatau Waka: In Search of Maori Music

by Mervyn McLean

This account of an ethnomusicologist’s experience conducting fieldwork offers a glimpse into the life of New Zealand’s Maori people through his documentation of traditional songs. The audio recordings included...


Made in Italy: Studies in Popular Music

by Franco Fabbri & Goffredo Plastino

Made in Italy will serve as a comprehensive and rigorous introduction to the history, sociology and musicology of 20th century Italian popular music. The volume will consist of essays by leading scholars of...


Russian Folk Songs: Musical Genres and History

by Vadim Prokhorov

Provides a basis for understanding the ethnomusicological principles of Russian folk song. In addition to his discussion of the various categories, Prokhorov includes a generous selection of songs arranged for...


The Global Music Industry: Three Perspectives

by Arthur Bernstein, Naoki Sekine & Dick Weissman

For everyone in the music industry-record labels, managers, music publishers, and the performers themselves-it is important to understand the world music marketplace and how it functions. Yet remarkably little...


Music Around the World: Songs for a Global Classroom

by John Smith II

Music Around the World contains more than 30 lessons, with reproducible worksheets and ready-to-use movement activities. The movement activities are set to world music and include dancing, singing, drumming,...


Black, Blanc, Beur: Rap Music and Hip-Hop Culture in the Francophone World

by Alain-Philippe Durand

Black, Blanc, Beur is about the emergence and growing notoriety of rap music and hip-hop culture in the French-speaking world (France, Quebec, and Western Africa). It provides an introduction to many forms of...


Made in Spain: Studies in Popular Music

by Sílvia Martinez & Héctor Fouce

Made in Spain: Studies in Popular Music will serve as a comprehensive and rigorous introduction to the history, sociology and musicology of 20th century Spanish popular music. The volume will consist of 16 essays...


The Zarzuela Companion

by Christopher Webber & Pláaacute;cido Domingo

The Zarzuela Companion is a comprehensive guide to the zarzuela's most popular and romantic works written after 1850, with chapters devoted to the major Spanish zarzuela composers, writers and singers. Complete...


Latin American Classical Composers: A Biographical Dictionary

by Miguel Ficher, Martha Furman Schleifer & John M. Furman

Contains biographical data on hundreds of composers from Latin America: dates of birth and death, information on their background and training, a selective listing of their works, and sources for further study,...


Spirit Rising

by Angelique Kidjo & Rachel Wenrick

Grammy Award-winning singer Angélique Kidjo is known for her electrifying voice and fearless advocacy work. In this intimate memoir, she reveals how she escaped Communist Africa to make her dreams a reality,...