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Native American Music in Eastern North America Experiencing Music, Expressing Culture

ISBN-10: 0195301048
ISBN-13: 9780195301045
Edition: 2008
Authors: Beverley Diamond
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Description: Native American Music in Eastern North America is one of many case-study volumes that can be used along with Thinking Musically, the core book in the Global Music Series. Thinking Musically incorporates music from many diverse cultures and  More...

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Book details

List price: $49.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/30/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 128
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.528
Language: English

Native American Music in Eastern North America is one of many case-study volumes that can be used along with Thinking Musically, the core book in the Global Music Series. Thinking Musically incorporates music from many diverse cultures and establishes the framework for exploring the practice of music around the world. It sets the stage for an array of case-study volumes, each of which focuses on a single area of the world. Each case study uses the contemporary musical situation as a point of departure, covering historical information and traditions as they relate to the present. Visit www.oup.com/us/globalmusic for a list of case studies in the Global Music Series. The website also includes instructional materials to accompany each study. Native American Music in Eastern North America is one of the first books to explore the contemporary musical landscape of indigenous North Americans in the north and east. It shows how performance traditions of Native North Americans have been influenced by traditional social values and cultural histories, as well as by encounters and exchanges with other indigenous groups and with newcomers from Europe and Africa. Drawing on her extensive fieldwork and on case studies from several communities--including the Iroquois, the Algonquian-speaking nations of the Atlantic seaboard, and the Inuit of the far north--author Beverley Diamond discusses intertribal celebrations, popular music projects, dance, art, and film. She also considers how technology has mediated present-day cultural communication and how traditional ideas about social roles and gender identities have been negotiated through music. Enhanced by accounts of local performances, interviews with tribal elders and First Nations performers, vivid illustrations, and hands-on listening activities, Native American Music in Eastern North America provides a captivating introduction to this under-examined topic. It is packaged with an 80-minute audio CD containing twenty-six examples of the music discussed in the book, including several rare recordings. The author has also provided a list of eighteen songs representing a wide variety of styles--from traditional Native American chants to an Inuit collaboration with Bjork--that are referenced in the book and available as an iMix at www.oup.com/us/globalmusic.

Foreword
Preface
CD Track List
Music Selections Available on iMix
Traditions of Knowledge: Indigenous Knowledge and the Western Music School
Names Matter!
Writing This Book as an Encounter
Traditional Ways of Knowing
Traditional Indigenous Knowledge
The Great Texts of Native American Communities as TIK?
Language, Oral Transmission, and Worldview
Place and Attention to the Environment
The Inseparability of Traditional Indigenous Knowledge, Oral Transmission, and Experience
Relationality
What Ethnomusicology Brings to the Study
Music and Historical Encounter: Inuit Communities
Traditional Genres of Song
Inuit Music as Historical Record and Judicial System
Inuit Music as Play
New Throat Singing Encounters: Local-Global Tensions
Music and Historical Encounter: The Wabenaki and Other Eastern Algonquian Nations
Retaining Precontact Forms of Traditional Knowledge
Spaces Beyond Colonial Control
Rituals of Renewal
Narratives and Performances that Relate to Encounter
Indigenous Uses of New Performance Traditions
Christian Hymns
Secular Repertoires and Contexts
Contemporary Wabenaki Social Dance and Song Traditions
Wabenaki Cultural Revitalization
Music and Historical Encounter: Haudenosaunee Music Culture with Occasional References to Cherokee Traditions
Attending a "Sing"
Introducing the Haudenosaunee
Haudenosaunee Singers and Social Dance Songs
Traditional Knowledge and Modernity: Contemporary Adaptations of Social Dance Songs
Iroquois Hymns
Traditional Knowledge and Encounter
Contemporary Intertribal and Cross-Cultural Native American Music
Powwows in Eastern North America
Powwow Fundamentals
The Commodification of Powwow Music
Contemporary Popular Music and Theater
Lee Cremo - "The Mystery Stepdancer"
Forever - "My Way"
Trurez Crew - "Why We Rhyme"
Charlie Panigoniak - "Sweet Tobacco"
Kashtin - "Akua Tuta"
Murray Porter - "1492 Who Found Who"
Ulali - "Museum Cases"
Joy Harjo - "A Post Colonial Tale"
BONES: An Aboriginal Dance Opera
Contemporary Native American Music and Identity
Epilogue
Glossary
References
Resources
Index

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