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The Accordion in the AmericasKlezmer, Polka, Tango, Zydeco, and More!

The Accordion in the Americas: Klezmer, Polka, Tango, Zydeco, and More!

Helena Simonett (ed.)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037207
eISBN:
9780252094323
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037207.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

An invention of the Industrial Revolution, the accordion provided the less affluent with an inexpensive, loud, portable, and durable “one-man-orchestra” capable of producing melody, harmony, and bass ... More

Musical Journeys in Sumatra

Musical Journeys in Sumatra

Margaret Kartomi

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036712
eISBN:
9780252093821
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036712.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Although Sumatra is the sixth largest island in the world and home to an estimated 44 million Indonesians, its musical arts and cultures have not been the subject of a book-length study until now. ... More

The Rise of Cantonese Opera

The Rise of Cantonese Opera

Wing Chung Ng

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039119
eISBN:
9780252097096
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039119.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Defined by its distinct performance style, stage practices, and regional- and dialect-based identities, Cantonese opera originated as a traditional art form performed by itinerant companies in temple ... More

Squeeze This!A Cultural History of the Accordion in America

Squeeze This!: A Cultural History of the Accordion in America

Marion Jacobson

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036750
eISBN:
9780252093852
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036750.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

No other instrument has witnessed such a dramatic rise to popularity—and precipitous decline—as the accordion. This book is the first history of the piano accordion and the first book-length study of ... More

Tales, Tunes, and Tassa DrumsRetention and Invention in Indo-Caribbean Music

Tales, Tunes, and Tassa Drums: Retention and Invention in Indo-Caribbean Music

Peter Manuel

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038815
eISBN:
9780252096778
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038815.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Today's popular tassa drumming emerged from the fragments of transplanted Indian music traditions half-forgotten and creatively recombined, rearticulated, and elaborated into a dynamic musical genre. ... More

The Voice in the DrumMusic, Language, and Emotion in Islamicate South Asia

The Voice in the Drum: Music, Language, and Emotion in Islamicate South Asia

Richard K. Wolf

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038587
eISBN:
9780252096501
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038587.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Based on extensive research in India and Pakistan, this book examines the ways drumming and voices interconnect over vast areas of South Asia and considers what it means for musical instruments to be ... More

Women Musicians of UzbekistanFrom Courtyard to Conservatory

Women Musicians of Uzbekistan: From Courtyard to Conservatory

Tanya Merchant

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039539
eISBN:
9780252097638
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039539.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Influences by women's distinct influence on Uzbekistan's music, this book ventures into Tashkent's post-Soviet music scene to place women musicians within the nation's evolving artistic and political ... More

Women Singers in Global ContextsMusic, Biography, Identity

Women Singers in Global Contexts: Music, Biography, Identity

Ruth Hellier (ed.)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037245
eISBN:
9780252094361
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037245.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Exploring and celebrating individual lives in diverse situations, this book is a new departure in the study of women's worldwide music-making. Ten unique women constitute the heart of this volume: ... More

World FluteloreFolktales, Myths, and Other Stories of Magical Flute Power

World Flutelore: Folktales, Myths, and Other Stories of Magical Flute Power

Dale A. Olsen

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037887
eISBN:
9780252095146
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037887.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

In many places around the world, flutes and the sounds of flutes are powerful magical forces for seduction and love, protection, vegetal and human fertility, birth and death, and other aspects of ... More

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