Folk & traditional music

    Air Castle of the South: WSM and the Making of Music City

    By Craig Havighurst

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    Documents country music station WSM's profound effect on the character and self-image of Nashville.

    Yoruba Music in the Twentieth Century: Identity, Agency, and Performance Practice

    By Bode Omojola

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    Drawing on extensive field research conducted over the course of two decades, Bode Omojola examines traditional and contemporary Yoruba genres of music.

    My Song

    By Harry Belafonte

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    Electrifying memoir by singer, actor and activist Harry Belafonte

    Romani Routes: Cultural Politics and Balkan Music in Diaspora

    By Carol Silverman

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    In this book, Silverman introduces readers to the people and cultures who produce this music, offering a sensitive and incisive analysis of how Romani musicians function successfully within oppressive circumstances.

    Easy Irish and Celtic Session Tunes for 5-string Banjo

    By Tom Hanway

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    The Man Who Recorded the World: A Biography of Alan Lomax

    By John Szwed

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    Writer, musicologist, archivist, singer, DJ, filmmaker, record, radio and TV producer, Alan Lomax was a man of many parts.

    Electric Eden

    By Rob Young

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    An attempt to isolate the 'Britishness' of British music - a wild combination of pagan echoes, spiritual quest, imaginative time-travel, pastoral innocence and electrified creativity - Electric Eden will be treasured by anyone interested in the tangled story of Britain's folk music and Arcadian dreams.

    Bob Dylan: Like a Complete Unknown

    By David Yaffe

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    Bob Dylan is an iconic figure in American music and cultural history. This title considers Dylan from four perspectives: his complicated relationship to blackness, the underrated influence of his singing style, his fascinating image in films, and his controversial songwriting methods that have led to charges of plagiarism.

    Ancient Text Messages of the Yoruba Bata Drum: Cracking the Code

    By Amanda Villepastour

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    The bata is one of the most important and representative percussion traditions of the people in southwest Nigeria, and is now learnt and performed around the world. The author explains how the bata drummers' speech encoding method links into universal linguistic properties, unknown to the musicians themselves.

    Turning the Tune: Traditional Music, Tourism, and Social Change in an Irish Village

    By Adam R. Kaul

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    The last century has seen radical social changes in Ireland, which have impacted all aspects of local life but none more so than traditional Irish music, an increasingly important identity marker both in Ireland and abroad. The author focuses on a small village in County Clare, which became a kind...

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