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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.
By Adam R. Kaul
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...
In 1903, Victorian composer Cecil Sharp began a decade-long journey to collect folk songs that captured the spirit of Great Britain. A century later, writer, presenter and journalist Will Hodgkinson sets out on a similar journey.
Presents a selection of 28 tunes, a collection of transcriptions of Kimber's music, including both melody and chords. This book contains background notes on William Kimber and the Anglo-Concertina as an instrument, together with guidance for those learning the tunes and explanatory notes to accompany the transcriptions.
An autobiography of Woody Guthrie, founder of modern American folk music. This book presents a cynical, earthy and tragic account of his life in an Oklahoma oil-boom town, of the Depression that followed, and of his subsequent travels in, on, and under trains, in stolen cars and on his feet,...
A history of black communities in America, which focuses on musical traditions from early jazz to hip-hop. The author also considers the social forces and organisations which countered these artistic movements, including the FBI and the Nixon administration.
74 of the most popular items from Carols for Choirs 1, 2 and 3 in one volume, plus 26 pieces new to the series. The volume contains both accompanied and unaccompanied items, and the Order of Service for a Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols. Orchestral and brass ensemble accompaniments...