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Composing Japanese Musical Modernity

Composing Japanese Musical Modernity

Bonnie C. Wade

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226085210
eISBN:
9780226085494
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226085494.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

When, in the second half of the nineteenth century, Japanese leaders put into motion processes of modernization, Western music was adopted into the curriculum of a new educational system as a ... More

Erotic TrianglesSundanese Dance and Masculinity in West Java

Erotic Triangles: Sundanese Dance and Masculinity in West Java

Henry Spiller

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226769585
eISBN:
9780226769608
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226769608.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

In West Java, Indonesia, all it takes is a woman's voice and a drum beat to make a man get up and dance. Every day, men there—be they students, pedicab drivers, civil servants, or businessmen—breach ... More

Everyday CreativitySinging Goddesses in the Himalayan Foothills

Everyday Creativity: Singing Goddesses in the Himalayan Foothills

Kirin Narayan

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226407425
eISBN:
9780226407739
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226407739.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This book's author's imagination was captured the very first time that, as a girl visiting the Himalayas, she heard Kangra women join their voices together in song. Returning as an anthropologist, ... More

Gentleman Troubadours and Andean Pop StarsHuayno Music, Media Work, and Ethnic Imaginaries in Urban Peru

Gentleman Troubadours and Andean Pop Stars: Huayno Music, Media Work, and Ethnic Imaginaries in Urban Peru

Joshua Tucker

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226923956
eISBN:
9780226923970
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226923970.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Exploring Peru’s lively music industry and the studio producers, radio DJs, and program directors that drive it, this book is an account of the deliberate development of artistic taste. Focusing on ... More

Kwaito's PromiseMusic and the Aesthetics of Freedom in South Africa

Kwaito's Promise: Music and the Aesthetics of Freedom in South Africa

Gavin Steingo

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226362403
eISBN:
9780226362687
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226362687.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This book examines kwaito, a form of electronic music that emerged alongside the democratization of South Africa in the mid-1990s and came to represent the voice of the black youth in the ... More

The Lost ParadiseAndalusi Music in Urban North Africa

The Lost Paradise: Andalusi Music in Urban North Africa

Jonathan Glasser

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226327068
eISBN:
9780226327372
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226327372.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Patrimony--the idea of a collective, inalienable inheritance--is a powerful way for nation-states to externalize notions of continuity, discreteness, and vigilance against loss. But in the process of ... More

Message to Our FolksThe Art Ensemble of Chicago

Message to Our Folks: The Art Ensemble of Chicago

Paul Steinbeck

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226375960
eISBN:
9780226376011
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226376011.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Message to Our Folks is the first book about the Art Ensemble of Chicago, one of the most influential groups in jazz and experimental music. Unlike many texts in jazz studies and improvisation ... More

Remains of RitualNorthern Gods in a Southern Land

Remains of Ritual: Northern Gods in a Southern Land

Steven M. Friedson

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226265049
eISBN:
9780226265063
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226265063.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This book on musical experience in African ritual focuses on the Brekete/Gorovodu religion of the Ewe people. It presents a multifaceted understanding of religious practice through a historical and ... More

The Republic of LoveCultural Intimacy in Turkish Popular Music

The Republic of Love: Cultural Intimacy in Turkish Popular Music

Martin Stokes

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226775050
eISBN:
9780226775074
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226775074.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

At the heart of this book are the voices of three musicians—queer nightclub star Zeki Müren, arabesk originator Orhan Gencebay, and pop diva Sezen Aksu—who collectively have dominated mass media in ... More

The Shadow and the ActBlack Intellectual Practice, Jazz Improvisation, and Philosophical Pragmatism

The Shadow and the Act: Black Intellectual Practice, Jazz Improvisation, and Philosophical Pragmatism

Walton M. Muyumba

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226554235
eISBN:
9780226554259
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226554259.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Though often thought of as rivals, Ralph Ellison, James Baldwin, and Amiri Baraka shared a range of interests, especially a passion for music. Jazz, in particular, was a decisive influence on their ... More

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