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Most popular Non-Western music: traditional & "classical" books

The most popular Non-Western music: traditional & "classical" books currently available. Updated weekly.
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50 Maestros, 50 Recordings: The Best Of Indian Classical Music
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Singing and Survival: The Music of Easter Island
An exemplary investigation into music and sustainability, Singing and Survival tells the story of how music helped the Rapanui people of Easter Island preserve their unique cultural heritage.
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Performance Practice in the Music of Steve Reich
Russell Hartenberger offers a performer's perspective on Steve Reich's compositions, from his iconic minimalist work, Drumming, to his masterpiece, Music for 18 Musicians. This study explores the performance issues encountered by musicians in Reich's original ensemble and reveals the techniques they developed to bring his compositions to life.
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Listening for Africa: Freedom, Modernity, and the Logic of Black Music's African Origins
David F. Garcia examines the work of a wide range of musicians, dancers, academics, and activists between the 1930s and the 1950s to show how their belief in black music's African roots would provide the means to debunk racist ideologies, aid decolonization of Africa, and ease racial violence.
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Keep On Pushing: Black Power Music from Blues to Hip-hop
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Urban Politics and Cultural Capital: The Case of Chinese Opera
Tells the story of how a regional Chinese theatrical form, Shanghai Yue Opera, evolved from the all-male 'beggar's song' of the early twentieth century to become the largest all-female opera form in the nation, only to face increasing pressure to survive under Chinese political and economic reforms in the new millennium.
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Other Classical Musics: Fifteen Great Traditions
The Other Classical Musics offers challenging new perspectives on classical music by presenting the history of fifteen parallel traditions.
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House in Bali
Written in the 1940s, this is the only literary narrative of Bali by a classically trained musician drawn to the gamelan music of the island
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Performance Practice in the Music of Steve Reich
Russell Hartenberger offers a performer's perspective on Steve Reich's compositions, from his iconic minimalist work, Drumming, to his masterpiece, Music for 18 Musicians. This study explores the performance issues encountered by musicians in Reich's original ensemble and reveals the techniques they developed to bring his compositions to life.
10
Tokyo Listening: Sound and Sense in a Contemporary City
Tokyo Listening examines how the sensory experience of the city informs how people listen to both music and everyday, ubiquitous sounds.
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Greg Herriges: World Guitar (Book And CD)
12
Berber Culture on the World Stage: From Village to Video
Explores Berber cultural identity and performance in Algeria, France, and on the world music scene.
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Masters of the Sabar: Wolof Griot Percussionists of Senegal
Examines the rich history and changing repertories of sabar drumming, including dance rhythms and bakks, musical phrases derived from spoken words. Highlight the virtuosity and musical skill of the percussionist, this work also considers the burgeoning popular music genre called mbalax. It is accompanied by a Compact Disc.
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Chinese Music
Unique in style and with a history of some 8000 years, Chinese music represents a fascinating part of China's cultural heritage. This accessible, illustrated introduction explores the history of China's musical instruments, the diversity of Chinese folk music, the development of Chinese operas and their influence around the world.
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Tambu: Curacao's African-Caribbean Ritual and the Politics of Memory
Explores popular religious music and dance from the Caribbean
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Javanese Gamelan and the West
Preeminant gamelan performer and scholar Sumarsam explores the concept of hybridity in performance traditions that have developed in the context of Javanese encounters with the West.
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Hip-Hop within and without the Academy
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Chinatown Opera Theater in North America
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Hanyang Kut: Korean Shaman Ritual Music from Seoul
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Balkan Fascination: Creating an Alternative Music Culture in America
In Balkan Fascination, ethnomusicologist Mirjana Lausevic, a native of the Balkans, investigates this remarkable phenomenon to explore why so many Americans actively participate in specific Balkan cultural practices to which they have no familial or ethnic connection.