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  • Theory and Practice in the Music of the Islamic World

    Essays in Honour of Owen Wright

    Edited by Rachel Harris, Martin Stokes

    This volume of original essays is dedicated to Owen Wright in recognition of his formative contribution to the study of music in the Islamic Middle East. Wright’s work, which comprises, at the time of writing, six field-defining volumes and countless articles, has reconfigured the relationship…

    Hardback – 2017-08-25 
    Routledge
    SOAS Musicology Series

  • Black Popular Music in Britain Since 1945

    By Jon Stratton, Nabeel Zuberi

    Black Popular Music in Britain Since 1945 provides the first broad scholarly discussion of this music since 1990. The book critically examines key moments in the history of black British popular music from 1940s jazz to 1970s soul and reggae, 1990s Jungle and the sounds of Dubstep and Grime that…

    Paperback – 2017-08-24 
    Routledge
    Ashgate Popular and Folk Music Series

  • The Tangible in Music

    The Tactile Learning of a Musical Instrument

    By Marko Aho

    In the age of digital music it seems striking that so many of us still want to produce music concretely with our bodies, through the movement of our limbs, lungs and fingers, in contact with those materials and objects which are capable of producing sounds. The huge sales figures of musical…

    Paperback – 2017-08-24 
    Routledge
    SEMPRE Studies in The Psychology of Music

  • Popular World Music

    2nd Edition

    By Andrew Shahriari

    Popular World Music, Second Edition introduces students to popular music genres and artists from around the world. Andrew Shahriari discusses international music styles familiar to most students—Reggae, Salsa, K-Pop, and more—with a comprehensive listening-oriented introduction to mainstream…

    Paperback – 2017-08-17 
    Routledge

  • Globalization and Popular Music in South Korea

    Sounding Out K-Pop

    By Michael Fuhr

    This book offers an in-depth study of the globalization of contemporary South Korean idol pop music, or K-Pop, visiting K-Pop and its multiple intersections with political, economic, and cultural formations and transformations. It provides detailed insights into the transformative process in and…

    Paperback – 2017-07-28 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Popular Music

  • Ritual and Music of North China

    Volume 2: Shaanbei

    By Stephen Jones

    This second volume of Stephen Jones' work on ritual and musical life in north China, again with an accompanying DVD, gives an impression of music-making in daily life in the poor mountainous region of Shaanbei, northwest China. It conveys some of the diverse musical activities there around 2000,…

    Paperback – 2017-06-30 
    Routledge
    SOAS Musicology Series

  • Ritual and Music of North China

    Shawm Bands in Shanxi

    By Stephen Jones

    The rich local traditions of musical life in rural China are still little known. Music-making in village society is largely ceremonial, and shawm bands account for a significant part of such music. This is the first major ethnographic study of Chinese shawm bands in their ceremonial and social…

    Paperback – 2017-06-30 
    Routledge
    SOAS Musicology Series

  • Beyond 'Innocence': Amis Aboriginal Song in Taiwan as an Ecosystem

    By Shzr Ee Tan

    Taiwan aboriginal song has received extensive media coverage since the launch and settlement of a copyright lawsuit following pop group Enigma's allegedly unauthorized use of Amis voices in the 1996 Olympics hit, Return To Innocence. Taking as her starting point the ripple effects of this case,…

    Paperback – 2017-06-30 
    Routledge
    SOAS Musicology Series

  • Dancing with Devtas: Drums, Power and Possession in the Music of Garhwal, North India

    By Andrew Alter

    In the Central Himalayan region of Garhwal, the gods (devtas) enjoy dancing. Musicians - whether ritual specialists or musical specialists - are therefore an indispensable part of most entertainment and religious events. In shamanistic ceremonies, their incantations, songs and drumming 'make' the…

    Paperback – 2017-06-13 
    Routledge
    SOAS Musicology Series

  • The Evolution of Jazz in Britain, 1880–1935

    By Catherine Tackley (née Parsonage)

    As a popular music, the evolution of jazz is tied to the contemporary sociological situation. Jazz was brought from America into a very different environment in Britain and resulted in the establishment of parallel worlds of jazz by the end of the 1920s: within the realms of institutionalized…

    Paperback – 2017-05-16
    Routledge
    Ashgate Popular and Folk Music Series

  • The Music of Malaysia

    The Classical, Folk and Syncretic Traditions, 2nd Edition

    By Patricia Matusky, Tan Sooi Beng

    The Music of Malaysia, first published in Malay in 1997 and followed by an English edition in 2004 is still the only history, appreciation and analysis of Malaysian music in its many and varied forms available in English. The book categorizes the types of music genres found in Malaysian society and…

    Hardback – 2017-05-10
    Routledge
    SOAS Musicology Series

  • Congregational Music, Conflict and Community

    By Jonathan Dueck

    Congregational Music, Conflict and Community is the first study of the music of the contemporary 'worship wars' – conflicts over church music that continue to animate and divide Protestants today – to be based on long-term in-person observation and interviews. It tells the story of the musical…

    Hardback – 2017-04-27
    Routledge
    Congregational Music Studies Series

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