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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

Building New Banjos for an Old-Time World

Building New Banjos for an Old-Time World

Richard Jones-Bamman

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780252041303
eISBN:
9780252099908
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041303.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This book addresses the relationship between small-scale banjo makers and the musical community within which they function, specifically groups and individuals interested in the performance and ... More

Czech BluegrassNotes from the Heart of Europe

Czech Bluegrass: Notes from the Heart of Europe

Lee Bidgood

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780252041457
eISBN:
9780252050053
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041457.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Bluegrass music has taken root all over the world but thrives in unique ways in the Czech Republic. Ethnomusicologist and bluegrass musician Lee Bidgood writes about what it is like to live and work ... More

Global TarantellaReinventing Southern Italian Folk Music and Dances

Global Tarantella: Reinventing Southern Italian Folk Music and Dances

Incoronata Inserra

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780252041297
eISBN:
9780252099892
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041297.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This book ventures into the history, global circulation, and recontextualization of tarantella, a genre of Southern Italian folk music and dance; in particular, it explores this phenomenon by ... 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

Recasting Folk in the HimalayasIndian Music, Media, and Social Mobility

Recasting Folk in the Himalayas: Indian Music, Media, and Social Mobility

Stefan Fiol

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780252041204
eISBN:
9780252099786
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041204.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

The concept of folk (or lok in North Indian languages) has become an essential part of public discourse in contemporary India that is used to mark social identity and an authentic relationship to ... 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

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