Traveling Spirit Masters

Moroccan Gnawa Trance and Music in the Global Marketplace

Author: Deborah Kapchan

Publisher: Wesleyan University Press

ISBN: 9780819568526

Category: History

Page: 325

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The sacred and musical phenomenon of trance

Media and Popular Music

Author: Peter Mills

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748664440

Category: Music

Page: 192

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A study of the relationships between music and contemporary media.

World Melodies for Accordion

Author: FRANCES IRWIN

Publisher: Mel Bay Publications

ISBN: 160974456X

Category: Music

Page: 106

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World Melodies for the Accordion is a collection of best-loved songs from around the world. Eighty musical gems from thirty-six countries are arranged here for the accordion, with chords also given so that other instrumentalists can join in. Accordionists at all levels of proficiency will be able to use this collection and enjoy the melodies that are familiar to so many diverse cultures. Songs such as the Mexican Hat Dance, African Ev'rybody Loves Saturday Night, Korean Ahrirang, Dalmatian Ciri Biri Bela and the Japanese Sakura are included with such familiar melodies as Comin' Through the Rye, Polly Wolly Doodle, and the Ash Grove.

Travel On and On

Interdisciplinary Lessons on the Music of World Cultures

Author: Elisa Macedo Dekaney,Deborah Alane Cunningham

Publisher: R&L Education

ISBN: 160709312X

Category: Education

Page: 76

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Travel On and On: Interdisciplinary Lessons on the Music of World Cultures incorporates traditional and newly composed materials, as well as other content area resources, on the music of our global community. It is intended for use in general music classroom and each lesson has an interdisciplinary approach to teaching music.

Language and Travel Guide to Romania

Author: Rosemary Rennon

Publisher: Hippocrene Books

ISBN: 9780781811507

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 397

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Rosemary Rennon discovered Romania in 1993 when she went hunting for the small village where her father was born. She was captivated by its scenery and by the simplicity of a country just awakening from its long communist nightmare. Unfamiliar to many due to its long isolation, Romania is comprised of five distinct regions resulting from both their unique landscapes and their historical populations of Dacians, Romanians, Germans, Hungarians and Turks. In addition to its rolling green hills and valleys, with the arc of the Carpathian mountain chain in its centre, the country's southeastern region on the Black Sea provides a massive wildlife refuge, as well as miles of sandy beach resorts. Its cities are filled with outstanding architectural gems and modern activities. All this, plus a fascinating, turbulent history and the lovely Romanian tongue-considered by many to be the original romance language-belong to a culture one will never want to leave.

Fiesta de diez pesos: Music and Gay Identity in Special Period Cuba

Author: Moshe Morad

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317135423

Category: Music

Page: 312

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The ‘Special Period’ in Cuba was an extended era of economic depression starting in the early 1990s, characterized by the collapse of revolutionary values and social norms, and a way of life conducted by improvised solutions for survival, including hustling and sex-work. During this time there developed a thriving, though constantly harassed and destabilized, clandestine gay scene (known as the ‘ambiente’). In the course of eight visits between 1995 and 2007, the last dozen years of Fidel Castro’s reign, Moshe Morad became absorbed in Havana’s gay scene, where he created a wide social network, attended numerous secret gatherings-from clandestine parties to religious rituals-and observed patterns of behavior and communication. He discovered the role of music in this scene as a marker of identity, a source of queer codifications and identifications, a medium of interaction, an outlet for emotion and a way to escape from a reality of scarcity, oppression and despair. Morad identified and conducted his research in different types of ‘musical space,’ from illegal clandestine parties held in changing locations, to ballet halls, drag-show bars, private living-rooms and kitchens and santería religious ceremonies. In this important study, the first on the subject, he argues that music plays a central role in providing the physical, emotional, and conceptual spaces which constitute this scene and in the formation of a new hybrid ‘gay identity’ in Special-Period Cuba.

Literature and Identity in Italian Baroque Travel Writing

Author: Nathalie Hester

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9780754661948

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 225

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This first full-length study in English on seventeenth-century Italian travel writing enriches our understanding of an unusually fertile period for Italian contributions to the genre. The intrinsic qualities of this literature can now be grasped in terms of the larger question of cultural identity in Italy. For Hester, the specifically literary characteristics of Italian travel writing--including its humanism or Petrarchism--highlight the classic eminence throughout Europe of a prestigious tradition inherent to Italy, one compensating then for the peninsula's lack of a national political identity.

Music as Social and Cultural Practice

Essays in Honour of Reinhard Strohm

Author: Melania Bucciarelli,Berta Joncus

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

ISBN: 1843833174

Category: Music

Page: 443

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Essays dealing with the controversial concept of the "work", and how far social and cultural practices are integral to it.

Music + Travel Worldwide

Touring the Globe Through Sights and Sounds

Author: Museyon,

Publisher: Museyon

ISBN: 1938450388

Category: Music

Page: 208

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With 12 genres and influences, cities, and scenes, Music + Travel Worldwide guides music fans across an insightful, international stage of sounds to help plan where to go and what not to miss. Curated by experts in the industry, the book travels to Russia to experience the country's long and inglorious outlaw culture's sounds of chanson; heads to Buenos Aires to witness the development of cumbia, from the lavish '90s to its latest digital incarnation; goes "underground" to check out Beijing's ever-evolving, highly influential experimental music scene; and gets into Berlin's private clubs that are playing the offspring of techno. Loaded with sidebars and useful trivia about musicians, discography of artists' albums and 100 festival locations, a timeline of historical events for each of the 12 genres, and detailed maps of venue locations, this book is perfect for the travel lover or the musically obsessed.

The Defence of Tradition in Brazilian Popular Music

Politics, Culture and the Creation of Música Popular Brasileira

Author: Dr Sean Stroud

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409493806

Category: Music

Page: 222

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Sean Stroud examines how and why Música Popular Brasileira (MPB) has come to have such a high status, and why the musical tradition (including MPB) within Brazil has been defended with such vigour for so long. He emphasizes the importance of musical nationalism as an underlying ideology to discussions about Brazilian popular music since the 1920s, and the key debate on so-called 'cultural invasion' in Brazil. The roles of those responsible for the construction of the idea of MPB are examined in detail. Stroud analyses the increasingly close relationship that has developed between television and popular music in Brazil with particular reference to the post-1972 televised song festivals. He goes on to consider the impact of the Brazilian record industry in the light of theories of cultural imperialism and globalization and also evaluates governmental intervention relating to popular music in the 1970s. The importance of folklore and tradition in popular music that is present in both Mário de Andrade and Marcus Pereira's efforts to 'musically map' Brazil is clearly emphasized. Stroud contrasts these two projects with Hermano Vianna and Itaú Cultural's similar ventures at the end of the twentieth century that took a totally different view of musical 'authenticity' and tradition. Stroud concludes that the defence of musical traditions in Brazil is inextricably bound up with nationalistic sentiments and a desire to protect and preserve. MPB is the musical expression of the Brazilian middle class and has traditionally acted as a cultural icon because it is associated with notions of 'quality' by certain sectors of the media.

The Transnationalism of American Culture

Literature, Film, and Music

Author: Rocío Davis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136172610

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 230

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This book studies the transnational nature of American cultural production, specifically literature, film, and music, examining how these serve as ways of perceiving the United States and American culture. The volume’s engagement with the reality of transnationalism focuses on material examples that allow for an exploration of concrete manifestations of this phenomenon and trace its development within and outside the United States. Contributors consider the ways in which artifacts or manifestations of American culture have traveled and what has happened to the texts in the process, inviting readers to examine the nature of the transnational turn by highlighting the cultural products that represent and produce it. Emphasis on literature, film, and music allows for nuanced perspectives on the way a global phenomenon is enacted in American texts within the U.S, also illustrating the commodification of American culture as these texts travel. The volume therefore serves as a coherent examination of the critical and creative repercussions of transnationalism, and, by juxtaposing a discussion of creativity with critical paradigms, unveils how transnationalism has become one of the constitutive modes of cultural production in the 21st century.

Narrative Soundings: An Anthology of Narrative Inquiry in Music Education

Author: Margaret S. Barrett,Sandra L. Stauffer

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400706995

Category: Education

Page: 360

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This volume focuses specifically on narrative inquiry as a means to interrogate research questions in music education, offering music education researchers indispensible information on the use of qualitative research methods, particularly narrative, as appropriate and acceptable means of conducting and reporting research. This anthology of narrative research work in the fields of music and education builds on and supports the work presented in the editors’ first volume in Narrative Inquiry in Music Education: Troubling Certainty (Barrett & Stauffer, 2009, Springer). The first volume provides a context for undertaking narrative inquiry in music education, as well as exemplars of narrative inquiry in music education and commentary from key international voices in the fields of narrative inquiry and music education respectively.

Where Music Helps: Community Music Therapy in Action and Reflection

Author: Cochavit Elefant,Mercédès Pavlicevic,Dr Gary Ansdell,Professor Brynjulf Stige

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1472416961

Category: Music

Page: 364

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This book explores how people may use music in ways that are helpful for them, especially in relation to a sense of wellbeing, belonging and participation. The central premise for the study is that help is not a decontextualized effect that music produces. The book contributes to the current discourse on music, culture and society and it is developed in dialogue with related areas of study, such as music sociology, ethnomusicology, community psychology and health promotion. Where Music Helps describes the emerging movement that has been labelled Community Music Therapy, and it presents ethnographically informed case studies of eight music projects (localized in England, Israel, Norway, and South Africa). The various chapters of the book portray "music's help" in action within a broad range of contexts; with individuals, groups and communities – all of whom have been challenged by illness or disability, social and cultural disadvantage or injustice. Music and musicing has helped these people find their voice (literally and metaphorically); to be welcomed and to welcome, to be accepted and to accept, to be together in different and better ways, to project alternative messages about themselves or their community and to connect with others beyond their immediate environment. The overriding theme that is explored is how music comes to afford things in concert with its environments, which may suggest a way of accounting for the role of music in music therapy without reducing music to a secondary role in relation to the "therapeutic," that is, being "just" a symbol of psychological states, a stimulus, or a text reflecting socio-cultural content.

Music, Culture, and the Library

An Analysis of Discourses

Author: Sanna Talja

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Music

Page: 239

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Does it matter whether your users prefer Mozart to Madonna? the Beatles to Beethoven? While these questions are far from novel to the library profession, rarely does their significance extend beyond the arena of policy debate. In leisurely and thoughtful prose, Sanna Talja raises the discourse to a higher level, inviting us to witness the evolution of music collections in public libraries. She considers the variable conceptions of art, culture, and civilization and their effect in the formation of the library institution. Users' interpretations are compared with the main principles of collections work, and the results are applied towards an understanding of the library's unique position in society.

Music, Politics, and Violence

Author: Susan Fast,Kip Pegley

Publisher: Wesleyan University Press

ISBN: 0819573396

Category: Music

Page: 320

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Music and violence have been linked since antiquity in ritual, myth, and art. Considered together they raise fundamental questions about creativity, discourse, and music’s role in society. The essays in this collection investigate a wealth of issues surrounding music and violence—issues that cross political boundaries, time periods, and media—and provide cross-cultural case studies of musical practices ranging from large-scale events to regionally specific histories. Following the editors’ substantive introduction, which lays the groundwork for conceptualizing new ways of thinking about music as it relates to violence, three broad themes are followed: the first set of essays examines how music participates in both overt and covert forms of violence; the second section explores violence and reconciliation; and the third addresses healing, post-memorials, and memory. Music, Politics, and Violence affords space to look at music as an active agent rather than as a passive art, and to explore how music and violence are closely—and often uncomfortably—entwined. CONTRIBUTORS include Nicholas Attfield, Catherine Baker, Christina Baade, J. Martin Daughtry, James Deaville, David A. McDonald, Kevin C. Miller, Jonathan Ritter, Victor A. Vicente, and Amy Lynn Wlodarski.

The New Guitarscape in Critical Theory, Cultural Practice and Musical Performance

Author: Kevin Dawe

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9780754667759

Category: Music

Page: 227

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In The New Guitarscape, Kevin Dawe argues for a re-assessment of guitar studies in the light of more recent musical, social, cultural and technological developments that have taken place around the instrument. He presents a synthesis of previous work on the guitar, but also expands the terms by which the guitar might be studied, drawing from studies in science and technology, design theory, material culture, cognition, sensual culture, gender and sexuality, power and agency, ethnography (real and virtual) and globalization. Dawe presents the guitar as an instrument involved in an enormous variety of cultural interactions and political exchanges in many different contexts around the world.

GCE AS Travel and Tourism Single Award for AQA

Author: Alan Marvell,Peter Hayward

Publisher: Heinemann

ISBN: 9780435446574

Category: Tourism

Page: 150

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Exactly what you need for the new GCEs in Travel and Tourism These four student books are matched to every type of AS Level GCE course students can take - whether it is a single award or double award with Edexcel or OCR. Pitched at just the right level for GCE candidates, with accessible style and content. Written by an experienced author team to give tutors absolute confidence in the quality of the content. Fully covers all the units students need for either a single or a double award. In full colour.

Music and Tourism

On the Road Again

Author: Chris Gibson,John Connell

Publisher: Channel View Publications

ISBN: 9781873150924

Category: Travel

Page: 301

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Music and Tourism is the first book to comprehensively examine the links between travel and music. It combines contemporary and historical analysis of the economic and social impact of music tourism, with discussions of the cultural politics of authenticity and identity.