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2nd Edition

World Music CONCISE
A Global Journey

ISBN 9780815386087
Published September 7, 2018 by Routledge
378 Pages

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Book Description

World Music CONCISE: A Global Journey, Second Edition, introduces students to the diversity of musical expression around the world, taking them across the globe to experience cultural traditions that challenge the ear, the mind, and the spirit. Based on the Fourth Edition, this Second CONCISE Edition serves as an introduction to the many and varied world music traditions. It stays rooted in a solid pedagogical framework and maintains the text’s familiar travel theme while condensing the number of "sites" from 70 to 44. These sites are carefully selected from the existing compilation so as to remain representative of all continents and regions.


  • An easy-to-follow and proven chapter structure, organized by geographic region
  • Many Listening Guides, detailed maps, and hundreds of colorful photos
  • Coverage of an eclectic blend of world musics, including popular music as well as traditional music
  • A two-CD set featuring hours of diverse music examples
  • NEW updates from the Fourth Edition carried over to the CONCISE, such as certain dance traditions, and kora and jali
  • NEW sites: Bali and Korea
  • NEW, dynamic companion website—unique to the Second CONCISE Edition—hosts interactive listening guides and assorted student and instructor resources pulled from the Fourth Edition website, making it a valuable tool for distance learning courses

World Music CONCISE: A Global Journey, Second Edition, provides students and instructors with a fundamental resource as they begin their exploration of world music and culture.


Print Paperback Pack - Book and CD set: 9780815386094

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eBook Pack - eBook and mp3 file: 9781351176033*

*For eBook users, please email [email protected] to obtain access to the mp3 audio compilation. (The mp3 audio compilation is not available for separate sale.)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Before the Trip Begins: Fundamental Issues /  Chapter 2 Aural Analysis: Listening to the World’s Musics / Chapter 3 Cultural Considerations: Beyond the Sounds Themselves / Chapter 4 Oceania: Australia, Hawai’i, Kiribati / Chapter 5 South Asia: India, Pakistan / Chapter 6 Southeast Asia: Vietnam, Thailand, Laos and Northeast Thailand, Indonesia (Bali) / Chapter 7 East Asia: China, Korea, Japan  / Chapter 8 The Middle East: Islam and the Arab World, Iran, Egypt, Judaism / Chapter 9 Europe: Spain, Russia, Scotland, Ireland, Bulgaria / Chapter 10 Sub-Saharan Africa: Ghana, Zimbabwe, Senegal, The Republic of South Africa / Chapter 11 The Caribbean: Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, Cuba / Chapter 12 South America and Mexico: Peru, Argentina, Brazil, Mexico / Chapter 13 Canada and the United States

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Terry E. Miller is Professor Emeritus of Ethnomusicology at Kent State University, where he co-founded the Center for the Study of World Musics.

Andrew Shahriari is Instructor of Ethnomusicology at Kent State University and teaches the world music survey course in online classes.