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  • Burma, Kipling, and Western Music

    The Riff from Mandalay

    By Andrew Selth

    For decades, scholars have been trying to answer the question: how was colonial Burma perceived in and by the Western world, and how did people in countries like the United Kingdom and United States form their views? This book explores how Western perceptions of Burma were influenced by the popular…

    Hardback – 2016-11-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Music

  • Music in Contemporary Indian Film

    Memory, Voice, Identity

    Edited by Jayson Beaster-Jones, Natalie Sarrazin

    Music in Contemporary Indian Film: Memory, Voice, Identity provides a rich and detailed look into the unique dimensions of music in Indian film. Music is at the center of Indian cinema, and India’s film music industry has a far-reaching impact on popular, folk, and classical music across the…

    Paperback – 2016-10-12 
    Routledge
    Routledge Music and Screen Media Series

  • Made in Korea

    Studies in Popular Music

    Edited by Hyunjoon Shin, Seung-Ah Lee

    Made in Korea: Studies in Popular Music serves as a comprehensive and thorough introduction to the history, sociology, and musicology of contemporary Korean popular music. Each essay covers the major figures, styles, and social contexts of pop music in Korea, first presenting a general…

    Hardback – 2016-08-23 
    Routledge
    Routledge Global Popular Music Series

  • War, Exile and the Music of Afghanistan

    The Ethnographer’s Tale

    By John Baily

    In the 1970s John Baily conducted extensive ethnomusicological research in Afghanistan, principally in the city of Herat but also in Kabul. Then, with Taraki’s coup in 1978, came conflict, war, and the dispersal of many musicians to locations far and wide. This new publication is the culmination of…

    Paperback – 2016-08-15 
    Routledge
    SOAS Musicology Series

  • Sounding the Dance, Moving the Music

    Choreomusicological Perspectives on Maritime Southeast Asian Performing Arts

    Edited by Mohd Anis Md Nor, Kendra Stepputat

    Performing arts in most parts of Maritime Southeast Asia are seen as an entity, where music and dance, sound and movement, acoustic and tactile elements intermingle and complement each other. Although this fact is widely known and referenced, most scholarly works in the performing arts so far have…

    Hardback – 2016-07-08
    Routledge
    SOAS Musicology Series

  • Music Commodities, Markets, and Values

    Music as Merchandise

    By Jayson Beaster-Jones

    This book examines music stores as sites of cultural production in contemporary India. Analyzing social practices of selling music in a variety of retail contexts, it focuses upon the economic and social values that are produced and circulated by music retailers in the marketplace. Based upon…

    Hardback – 2016-06-02
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Ethnomusicology

  • Qupai in Chinese Music

    Melodic Models in Form and Practice

    Edited by Alan R Thrasher

    Presenting the latest research in the area, this volume explores the fundamental concept of qupai ??, melodic models upon which most traditional Chinese instrumental music (and some vocal music) is based. The greater part of the traditional instrumental repertoire has emerged from qupai models by…

    Hardback – 2016-04-11
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Ethnomusicology

  • Composing for the State

    Music in Twentieth-Century Dictatorships

    By Esteban Buch, Igor Contreras Zubillaga, Manuel Deniz Silva

    Under the dictatorships of the twentieth century, music never ceased to sound. Even when they did not impose aesthetic standards, these regimes tended to favour certain kinds of art music such as occasional works for commemorations or celebrations, symphonic poems, cantatas and choral settings. In…

    Hardback – 2016-01-27
    Routledge
    Musical Cultures of the Twentieth Century

  • Hindi Film Songs and the Cinema

    By Anna Morcom

    Since their beginnings in the 1930s, Hindi films and film songs have dominated Indian public culture in India, and have also made their presence felt strongly in many global contexts. Hindi film songs have been described on the one hand as highly standardized and on the other as highly eclectic.…

    Paperback – 2015-10-28
    Routledge
    SOAS Musicology Series

  • SamulNori: Korean Percussion for a Contemporary World

    By Keith Howard

    SamulNori is a percussion quartet which has given rise to a genre, of the same name, that is arguably Korea’s most successful ’traditional’ music of recent times. Today, there are dozens of amateur and professional samulnori groups. There is a canon of samulnori pieces, closely associated with the…

    Hardback – 2015-10-28
    Routledge
    SOAS Musicology Series

  • Mongolian Film Music

    Tradition, Revolution and Propaganda

    By Lucy M. Rees

    In 1936 the Mongolian socialist government decreed the establishment of a film industry with the principal aim of disseminating propaganda to the largely nomadic population. The government sent promising young rural Mongolian musicians to Soviet conservatoires to be trained formally as composers.…

    Hardback – 2015-10-28
    Routledge

  • Focus: Music in Contemporary Japan

    By Jennifer Milioto Matsue

    Focus: Music in Contemporary Japan explores a diversity of musics performed in Japan today, ranging from folk song to classical music, the songs of geisha to the screaming of underground rock, with a specific look at the increasingly popular world of taiko (ensemble drumming). Discussion of…

    Paperback – 2015-08-03
    Routledge
    Focus on World Music Series

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