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Very Short Introductions #65: World Music

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Publisher Comments:

World Music draws readers into a remarkable range of historical encounters, in which music had the power to evoke the exotic and to give voice to the voiceless. In the course of the volume's eight chapters the reader witnesses music's involvement in the modern world, but also the individual moments and particular histories that are crucial to an understanding of music's diversity. This book is wide-ranging in its geographical scope, yet individual chapters provide in-depth treatments of selected music cultures and regional music histories. The book frequently zooms in on repertoires and musicians--such as Bob Marley, Dana International, Bartok, and Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan--and attempts to account for world music's growing presence and popularity at the beginning of the twenty-first century.

Synopsis:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 157-160) and index.

About the Author

Philip V. Bohlman, Professor of Music and Jewish Studies at the University of Chicago, has taught and published from an exceptionally broad range of topics in today's world musics: folk and ethnic music in the USA; the musics of European minorities and refugees; the Middle East and South Asia; the ideological and political dimensions of music in nationalism and racism. He is the 1997 recipient of the Royal Music Academy's Dent Medal, and Bohlman has written, edited, or co-edited seventeen books.

Table of Contents

1. In the Beginning: Myth, Nature, and the Origins of Music

2. The West and the World

3. Between Myth and History, Between Europe and Its Others

4. Music of the Folk

5. Old-Time Religion

6. Music of the Nations

7. Diaspora

8. Colonial Musics, Post-Colonial Worlds, and the Globalization of Worldbeat

Appendix 1 Media and Mediation of World Music: A Timeline of Music Technologies

Appendix 2 World-Music Resources

Appendix 3 Glossary of World-Music Genres

Appendix 4 Glossary of Ethnomusicological Terms

Product Details

ISBN:
9780192854292
Author:
Bohlman, Philip Vilas
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Author:
Bohlman, Philip V.
Author:
null, Philip V.
Location:
Oxford
Subject:
History and criticism
Subject:
Ethnomusicology
Subject:
World music
Subject:
History & Criticism - General
Subject:
General Music
Subject:
Genres & Styles - International
Subject:
Music | World Music, Ethnomusicology
Subject:
World music -- History and criticism.
Subject:
Music-World Music
Series:
Very Short Introductions
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
20020831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
numerous halftones
Pages:
200
Dimensions:
6.80x4.50x.45 in. .37 lbs.

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