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Native American Music in Eastern North America : Experiencing Music, Expressing Culture - Beverley Diamond

Native American Music in Eastern North America

Experiencing Music, Expressing Culture

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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 BjArk--that are referenced in the book and available as an iMix at www.oup.com/us/globalmusic.

Foreword: Preface: CD Track List: 1. 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 2. Music and Historical Encounter: Inuit Communities Traditional Genres of Song Inuit Musical as Historical Record and Judicial System Inuit Music as Play New Throat Singing Encounters: Local-Global Tensions 3. Music and Historical Encounter: The Wabenaki and Other Eastern Algonquian Nations Retaining Pre-Contact 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 Introducing the Haudenosaunee 4. Music and Historical Encounter: Haudenosaunee Music Culture with Occasional References to Cherokee Traditions Attending a Sing Traditional Knowledge and Modernity: Contemporary Adaptations of Social Dance Songs Haudenosaunee Singers and Social Dance Songs Iroquois Hymns Traditional Knowledge and Encounter 5. Contemporary Inter-Tribal and Cross-Cultural Native American Music Powwows in Eastern North America Powwow Fundamentals The Commodification of Powwow Music Contemporary Popular Music and Theatre Contemporary Native American Music and Identity Epilogue: Glossary: References: Resources: Index:

ISBN: 9780195301045
ISBN-10: 0195301048
Series: Global Music Series
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 1st October 2007
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.9 x 14.1  x 1.1
Weight (kg): 0.3