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World Music : A Very Short Introduction - Philip V. Bohlman

World Music

A Very Short Introduction

Paperback Published: 30th May 2002
ISBN: 9780192854292
Number Of Pages: 200

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'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. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

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`Philip Bohlman's superb study places world music squarely in history - and a lengthy history at that, reaching back to the Age of Discovery and even beyond.' Richard Middleton, University of Newcastle upon Tyne

1: In the Beginning: Myth, Nature, and the Origins of Music 2: The West and the World 3: Between Myth and History, Between Europe and Its Others 4: Music of the Folk 5: Old-Time Religion 6: Music of the Nations 7: Diaspora 8: Colonial Musics, Post-Colonial Worlds, and the Globalization of Worldbeat Appendix 1Media and Mediation of World Music: A Timeline of Music Technologies Appendix 2World-Music Resources Appendix 3Glossary of World-Music Genres Appendix 4Glossary of Ethnomusicological Terms

ISBN: 9780192854292
ISBN-10: 0192854291
Series: Very Short Introductions
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 200
Published: 30th May 2002
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 17.7 x 11.3  x 1.2
Weight (kg): 0.18

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