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Drumming Asian AmericaTaiko, Performance, and Cultural Politics

Drumming Asian America: Taiko, Performance, and Cultural Politics

Angela K. Ahlgren

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780199374014
eISBN:
9780199374052
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199374014.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Dance, Ethnomusicology, World Music

With its dynamic choreographies and booming drumbeats, taiko has gained worldwide popularity since its emergence in 1950s Japan. Harnessed by Japanese Americans in the late 1960s, taiko’s sonic ... More

Sense and SadnessSyriac Chant in Aleppo

Sense and Sadness: Syriac Chant in Aleppo

Tala Jarjour

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190635251
eISBN:
9780190635299
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190635251.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Sense and Sadness is a story of the living practice of Syriac chant in Aleppo, Syria. To understand and explain this oral tradition, the book puts forward the concept of the emotional economy of ... More

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