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The Revolution Will Not Be Televised: Protest Music After Fukushima

by Noriko Manabe

Nuclear power has been a contentious issue in Japan since the 1950s, and in the aftermath of the Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster, the conflict has only grown. Government agencies and the nuclear industry...


Bollywood Sounds: The Cosmopolitan Mediations of Hindi Film Song

by Jayson Beaster-Jones

Bollywood Sounds focuses on the songs of Indian films in their historical, social, commercial, and cinematic contexts. Author Jayson Beaster-Jones takes readers through the highly collaborative compositional...


Colonial Counterpoint: Music in Early Modern Manila

by D. R. M. Irving

Named one of BBC History Magazines Books of the Year in 2010 In this groundbreaking study, D. R. M. Irving reconnects the Philippines to current musicological discourse on the early modern Hispanic world. For...


Romani Routes: Cultural Politics and Balkan Music in Diaspora

by Carol Silverman

Now that the political and economic plight of European Roma and the popularity of their music are objects of international attention, Romani Routes provides a timely and insightful view into Romani communities...


RASA: Affect and Intuition in Javanese Musical Aesthetics

by Marc Benamou

The complex notion of rasa, as understood by Javanese musicians, refers to a combination of various qualities, including: taste, feeling, affect, mood, sense, inner meaning, a faculty of knowing intuitively,...


Divine Inspirations: Music and Islam in Indonesia

by David Harnish & Anne Rasmussen

Divine Inspirations: Music and Islam in Indonesia brings together the work of 11 international scholars into an unprecedented volume focused on religion and performance in a nation celebrated for its extraordinary...


Hearts of Pine: Songs in the Lives of Three Korean Survivors of the Japanese Comfort Women

by Joshua D. Pilzer J. D.

In the wake of the Asia-Pacific War, Korean survivors of the comfort women system-those bound into sexual slavery for the Japanese military during the war-lived under great pressure not to speak about what had...


Musical Intimacies and Indigenous Imaginaries: Aboriginal Music and Dance in Public Performance

by Byron Dueck

Musical Intimacies and Indigenous Imaginaries explores several styles performed in the vital aboriginal musical scene in the western Canadian province of Manitoba, focusing on fiddling, country music, Christian...


Interactive Composition: Strategies Using Ableton Live and Max for Live

by V.J. Manzo & Will Kuhn

Interactive Composition empowers readers with all of the practical skills and insights they need to compose and perform electronic popular music in a variety of popular styles. The book begins by introducing...


Louisiana Hayride: Radio and Roots Music along the Red River

by Tracey E. W. Laird

On a Saturday night in 1948, Hank Williams stepped onto the stage of the Louisiana Hayride and sang Lovesick Blues. Up to that point, Williamss yodeling style had been pigeon-holed as hillbilly music, cutting...


Greeted With Smiles: Bukharian Jewish Music and Musicians in New York

by Evan Rapport

As the Soviet Union stood on the brink of collapse, thousands of Bukharian Jews left their homes from across the predominantly Muslim cities of Central Asia, to reestablish their lives in the United States,...