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The African Imagination in Music

The African Imagination in Music

Kofi Agawu

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780190263201
eISBN:
9780190263232
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190263201.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Conceived as an introduction to a vast, immensely rich and diverse set of repertories, this book explores the sounding forms of Sub-Saharan African music. Aimed at a general musical readership, it ... More

Analytical and Cross-Cultural Studies in World Music

Analytical and Cross-Cultural Studies in World Music

Michael Tenzer and John Roeder (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195384581
eISBN:
9780199918331
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195384581.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This collection of essays analyzes diverse musical creations with reference to the contexts in which the music is created and performed. The authors explain the music as sound in process, through ... More

Audible StatesSocialist Politics and Popular Music in Albania

Audible States: Socialist Politics and Popular Music in Albania

Nicholas Tochka

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780190467814
eISBN:
9780190467845
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190467814.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Audible States examines how elites have governed politically and aesthetically meaningful spaces of silence and sound in Albania since 1945. Interweaving archival research with ethnographic ... More

Bangkok is RingingSound, Protest, and Constraint

Bangkok is Ringing: Sound, Protest, and Constraint

Benjamin Tausig

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190847524
eISBN:
9780190847562
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190847524.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Bangkok Is Ringing is an on-the-ground sound studies analysis of the political protests that transformed Thailand in 2010–11. Bringing the reader through sixteen distinct “sonic niches” where ... More

Becoming CreativeInsights from Musicians in a Diverse World

Becoming Creative: Insights from Musicians in a Diverse World

Juniper Hill

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780199365173
eISBN:
9780190874438
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199365173.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music, Psychology of Music

How are an individual’s ability and motivation to be creative shaped by the world around her? Why does creativity seem to flourish in some environments, while in others it is stifled? Many societies ... More

Behind the CurtainMaking Music in Mumbai's Film Studios

Behind the Curtain: Making Music in Mumbai's Film Studios

Gregory D. Booth

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195327632
eISBN:
9780199852055
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327632.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Beginning in the 1930s, men, and a handful of women, came from India's many communities — Marathi, Parsi, Goan, North Indian, and many others — to Mumbai to work in an industry that constituted in ... More

Beyond the Roof of the WorldMusic, Prayer, and Healing in the Pamir Mountains

Beyond the Roof of the World: Music, Prayer, and Healing in the Pamir Mountains

Benjamin D. Koen

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195367744
eISBN:
9780199867295
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195367744.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Western medicine has conventionally separated music, science, and religion into distinct entities, yet traditional cultures throughout the world have always viewed music as a bridge that connects and ... More

Bollywood SoundsThe Cosmopolitan Mediations of Hindi Film Song

Bollywood Sounds: The Cosmopolitan Mediations of Hindi Film Song

Jayson Beaster-Jones

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199993468
eISBN:
9780190200701
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199993468.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music, Popular

This book surveys the music of seventy years of Hindi films and provides a long-term investigation of film songs and their musical and cinematic conventions. Focusing on the music of Hindi language ... More

Bright Star of the WestJoe Heaney, Irish Song Man

Bright Star of the West: Joe Heaney, Irish Song Man

Sean Williams and Lillis Ó Laoire

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195321180
eISBN:
9780199893713
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195321180.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music, History, American

This book explores the life and performance practices of the Irish sean-nós singer Joe Heaney (1919–1984). Born in Connemara, Ireland, as an autonomous state was about to be created, Heaney grew up ... More

Carmen and the Staging of SpainRecasting Bizet's Opera in the Belle Epoque

Carmen and the Staging of Spain: Recasting Bizet's Opera in the Belle Epoque

Michael Christoforidis and Elizabeth Kertesz

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780195384567
eISBN:
9780190883508
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195384567.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Opera, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Carmen and the Staging of Spain explores the Belle Époque fascination with Spanish entertainment that refashioned Bizet’s opera and gave rise to an international “Carmen industry.” Authors Michael ... More

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