World Music

ISBN-10: 0192854291
ISBN-13: 9780192854292
Edition: 2002
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Book details

List price: $11.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/29/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 200
Size: 4.37" wide x 6.85" long x 0.47" tall
Weight: 0.396
Language: English

'World music' emerged as an invention of the West from encounters with other cultures. This book draws readers into a remarkable range of these 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. World Music 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, 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.

Preface
List of illustrations
Maps
In the beginning...myth and meaning in world music
The West and the world
Between myth and history
Music of the folk
Music of the nations
Diaspora
Colonial musics, post-colonial worlds, and the globalization of world music
References
Further reading
Listening
Index

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