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DholDrummers, Identities, and Modern Punjab

Dhol: Drummers, Identities, and Modern Punjab

Gibb Schreffler

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780252044076
eISBN:
9780252053016
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252044076.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

In the early twenty-first century, the Punjab region’s traditional drummers, dholis, were experiencing “the toughest time ever.” Concurrently, their instrument, the iconic barrel-drum dhol, was ... More

A Respectable SpellTransformations of Samba in Rio de Janeiro

A Respectable Spell: Transformations of Samba in Rio de Janeiro

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780252044021
eISBN:
9780252052965
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252044021.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This book is primarily about the social history and musical changes of samba in Rio de Janeiro from 1917 to the early 1930s, looking chiefly at the era’s commercial recordings. The year 1917 marks ... More

Performing EnvironmentalismsExpressive Culture and Ecological Change

Performing Environmentalisms: Expressive Culture and Ecological Change

John Holmes McDowell, Katherine Borland, Rebecca Dirksen, and Sue Tuohy (eds)

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780252044038
eISBN:
9780252052972
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252044038.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Performing Environmentalisms: Expressive Culture and Ecological Change is a fresh contribution to the environmental humanities, offering ten original essays anchored in the fields of folklore studies ... More

American Gamelan and the Ethnomusicological Imagination

American Gamelan and the Ethnomusicological Imagination

Elizabeth A Clendinning

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780252043383
eISBN:
9780252052262
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043383.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

The book seeks to answer these questions: Why are there more than 150 gamelans (Indonesian percussion ensembles) in North America, and why are more than half of them associated with American colleges ... More

Signs of the SpiritMusic and the Experience of Meaning in Ndau Ceremonial Life

Signs of the Spirit: Music and the Experience of Meaning in Ndau Ceremonial Life

Tony Perman

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780252043253
eISBN:
9780252052132
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043253.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This book is an ethnography of spirit possession ceremonies and accompanying musical practices in the rural Ndau-speaking communities surrounding Chipinge, Zimbabwe. Collectively called madhlozi, ... More

Musical Ethics and IslamThe Art of Playing the Ney

Musical Ethics and Islam: The Art of Playing the Ney

Banu Senay

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780252043024
eISBN:
9780252051883
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043024.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

At the heart of this study is a musical practice that occupies a significant place in the contemporary public soundscape of Turkey: the art of playing the ney. Intimately connected with Sufism in ... More

Island GospelPentecostal Music and Identity in Jamaica and the United States

Island Gospel: Pentecostal Music and Identity in Jamaica and the United States

Melvin L. Butler

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780252042904
eISBN:
9780252051760
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042904.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

For Jamaican Pentecostal Christians, music is a form of worship that opens pathways to the Spirit and brings about deliverance from sin. It is also a way of drawing and transcending boundaries, as ... More

Cultural SustainabilitiesMusic, Media, Language, Advocacy

Cultural Sustainabilities: Music, Media, Language, Advocacy

Timothy J. Cooley (ed.)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780252042362
eISBN:
9780252051203
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042362.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This collection of essays is driven by the proposition that environmental and cultural sustainability are inextricably linked. The authors are unified by the influence of the pioneering work of Jeff ... More

Ritual SoundingsWomen Performers and World Religions

Ritual Soundings: Women Performers and World Religions

Sarah Weiss

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780252042294
eISBN:
9780252051135
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042294.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This book documents ways in which women’s performance practices engage with and localize world religions while creating opportunities for women’s agency. This study draws on the rich resources of ... More

Voices of DroughtThe Politics of Music and Environment in Northeastern Brazil

Voices of Drought: The Politics of Music and Environment in Northeastern Brazil

Michael B. Silvers

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780252042089
eISBN:
9780252050831
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042089.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Voices of Drought is an ethnomusicological study of relationships between popular music, the environmental and social costs of drought, and the politics of culture and climate vulnerability in the ... More

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