1st Edition

The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music Australia and the Pacific Islands

Edited By J.W. Love, Adrienne Kaeppler Copyright 1998
    1116 Pages
    by Routledge

    In the most comprehensive collection of information ever published on the performing arts of Oceania, 168 scholars in thirty countries and on every continent describe the music of the indigenous peoples of Australia, New Guinea, Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia in forty in-depth articles.

    Audio Examples, About The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music, Preface, Contributing Authors, Part 1: Introduction to Oceania and Its Music, Part 2: Concepts in Oceanic Music, Part 3: Peoples of Oceania and Their Music, Part 4: Resources and Research Tools, Films and Videos of Oceanic Performing Arts, Books for Further Reading, Glossary, Notes on the Audio Examples, Index


    Adrienne L. Kaeppler and J. W. Love

    "This unique and thoroughly researched resource provides a dynamic and in depth perspective on world music... It strikes a balance between wonderful illustrations and comprehensive, scholarly entries. Each regional volume includes a CD sampler of that region's music. This source will have wide appeal to both the novice and expert." -- Dartmouth Medal Committee
    "The third volume in this excellent series...This important work...is accessible to interested adult readers..." -- MultiCultural Review
    "An invaluable resource. . . . Recommended for academic and large public libraries." -- Choice
    "Learning about world music is a pleasure with this impressive series of books." -- Cover Magazine
    "The third volume in a fantastic series which should be a cornerstone of any serious world music library... A treasure trove keeping in quality with the past two series volumes." -- Reviewers Bookwatch
    "An excellent multidisciplinary survey of music and dance of the region." -- The Cellar Book Shop
    "These folks know what they are doing... Garland's goal of becoming a source 'that can function as every scholar's first place to search' hits its mark. When you visit your library, look for the Garland Encyclopedia of World Music. If they don't have it, ask them to get it. Finally, let me say that these volumes are a delight and a guaranteed pleasure to explore. I can't remember a better buy. Put it on your Christmas list." -- Victory Music Review
    "Extremely impressive... It is the first time that material from major scholars of Oceania has been gathered together in one volume... It is an extraodrinary effort that will be applauded by contemporary and future scholars, and others interested in the region... People with general interest in the region also will find much to engage them... [I] applaud the editors for work that will be invaluble to the field for many decades to come." -- Ethnomusicology Online