World music

    Making Aboriginal Men and Music in Central Australia

    By Ase Ottosson

    Paperback £28.05

    This detailed ethnographic study explores the intercultural crafting of contemporary forms of Aboriginal manhood in the world of country, rock and reggae music making in Central Australia. Focusing on four different musical contexts - an Aboriginal recording studio, remote Aboriginal settlements, small non-indigenous towns, and tours beyond the musicians' homeland...

    World Music: A Global Journey - Hardback Only

    By Terry E. Miller

    Hardback Save £8.71 = £65.28

    World Music: A Global Journey, Fourth Edition takes students around the world to experience the diversity of musical expression and cultural traditions. It is known for its breadth in surveying the world's major cultures in a systematic study of world music within a strong pedagogical framework. As one would prepare...

    The Course of Mexican Music

    By Janet Lynn Sturman

    Paperback Save £3.88 = £38.11

    The Course of Mexican Music provides students with a cohesive introductory understanding of the scope and influence of Mexican music. The textbook highlights individual musical examples as a means of exploring the processes of selection that led to specific musical styles in different times and places, with a supporting companion...

    Noise Uprising

    By Michael Denning

    Paperback £17.75

    Music and Traditions of the Arabian Peninsula

    By Lisa Urkevich

    Paperback Save £3.13 = £33.86

    Music and Traditions of the Arabian Peninsula provides a pioneering overview of folk and traditional urban music, along with dance and rituals, of Saudi Arabia and the Upper Gulf States of Kuwait, Bahrain, and Qatar. The nineteen chapters introduce variegated regions and subcultures and their rich and dynamic musical arts,...

    Timeless Rabindra Sangeet

    By Susmita Bhattacharyya

    Hardback Save £2.54 = £17.45

    Thinking Musically

    By Bonnie C. Wade

    Paperback Save £0.54 = £24.45

    The cornerstone and first volume of the Global Music Series, Thinking Musically incorporates the sounds and traditions of world cultures to establish a conceptual framework for exploring musical diversity. Designed for Introduction to World Music/Ethnomusicology courses and readers with little or no background in music, the book explores the fundamental...

    Romani Routes: Cultural Politics and Balkan Music in Diaspora

    By Carol Silverman

    Hardback Save £11.54 = £23.46

    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.

    Performing Pain: Music and Trauma in Eastern Europe

    By Maria Cizmic

    Hardback Save £13.54 = £26.46

    Performing Pain considers how musical works by late 20th-century avant-garde composers engage with Cold War memory and suffering in 1970s and 80s Eastern Europe. Drawing upon an interdisciplinary range of sources, Maria Cizmic explores how people employ music in order to make sense of historical trauma and loss.

    Listen to This

    By Alex Ross

    Paperback Save £2.74 = £10.25

    Includes a new chapter on John Cage.Alex Ross's award-winning international best-seller, `The Rest is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century', has become a contemporary classic, establishing him as one of our most popular and acclaimed cultural historians; this is his much anticipated next book on the subject of music.

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