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Music and Globalization : Critical Encounters - Bob White

Music and Globalization

Critical Encounters

By: Bob White (Editor)

Paperback Published: 24th November 2011
ISBN: 9780253223654
Number Of Pages: 248
For Ages: 22+ years old

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"World music" emerged as a commercial and musical category in the 1980s, but in some sense music has always been global. Through the metaphor of encounters, Music and Globalization explores the dynamics that enable or hinder cross-cultural communication through music. In the stories told by the contributors, we meet well-known players such as David Byrne, Peter Gabriel, Sting, Ry Cooder, Fela Kuti, and Gilberto Gil, but also lesser-known characters such as the Senegalese Afro-Cuban singer Laba Sosseh and Raramuri fiddle players from northwest Mexico. This collection demonstrates that careful historical and ethnographic analysis of global music can show us how globalization operates and what, if anything, we as consumers have to do with it.

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"[T]his book is useful for those advanced scholars who are familiar with the myriad of linguistic jargons. ... Recommended." Choice, August 2012 "Music and Globalization includes stimulating contributions, such as Barbara Browning's discussion of Fela Anikulapo-Kuti and Gilberto Gil in relation to meta phoric and literal forms of "infectiousness"; Richard Shain's examination of Laba Sosseh's project of Cubanising African popular music; and Daniel Noveck's pondering of beliefs mediated through the place of the violin in the lives of Ramamuri people in southern Chihuahua." - Julian Cowley, The Wire, June 2012

Preface and Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Introduction: Rethinking Globalization through Musicp. 1
Structured Encounters
The Musical Heritage of Slavery: From Creolization to "World Music"p. 17
My Life in the Bush of Ghosts: "World Music" and the Commodification of Religious Experiencep. 40
A Place in the World: Globalization, Music, and Cultural Identity in Contemporary Vanuatup. 52
Musicality and Environmentalism in the Rediscovery of Eldorado: An Anthropology of the Raoni-Sting Encounterp. 75
Mediated Encounters
"Beautiful Blue": Raramuri Violin Music in a Cross-Border Spacep. 93
World Music Producers and the Cuban Frontierp. 111
Trovador of the Black Atlantic: Laba Sosseh and the Africanization of Afro-Cuban Musicp. 135
Imagined Encounters
Slave Ship on the Infosea: Contaminating the System of Circulationp. 159
World Music Todayp. 172
The Promise of World Music: Strategies for Non-Essentialist Listeningp. 189
Contributorsp. 219
Indexp. 221
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ISBN: 9780253223654
ISBN-10: 0253223652
Series: Tracking Globalization
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 22+ years old
For Grades: 17+
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 248
Published: 24th November 2011
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.34

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