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.

International Tourism

Author: Yvette Reisinger, PhD,Frederic Dimanche

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136438882

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 416

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In recent years there has been a considerable interest in the cultural aspects of tourism such as the impacts of culture on tourism planning, development, management, and marketing. However, the focus has been on material forms of culture such as arts, music, or crafts. The impacts of national culture on tourist behavior and travel decision-making have not been paid much attention. Only in the last two years have cross-cultural issues begun to generate significant interest among academics. An examination of cultural characteristics and differences is extremely important to the tourism industry because today’s tourism environment is becoming increasingly international. Information on the nature of the cultural differences between international tourists and locals is not readily available in tourism literature. The concept of culture is very complex and includes such abstract concepts as satisfaction, attitude and loyalty. International Tourism brings these concepts to the undergraduate student in tourism, as well as students in the related fields of marketing, management, international business, and cross-cultural communication. Designed as a textbook, it isorganized and presented in an integrated and relevant way for the benefit of a worldwide audience.

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.

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.

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.

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

Author: Kevin Dawe

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351541862

Category: Music

Page: 248

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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. The author considers that a detailed study of the guitar in both contemporary and cross-cultural perspectives is now absolutely essential and that such a study must also include discussion of a wide range of theoretical issues, literature, musical cultures and technologies as they come to bear upon the instrument. Dawe presents a synthesis of previous work on the guitar, but also expands the terms by which the guitar might be studied. Moreover, in order to understand the properties and potential of the guitar as an agent of music, culture and society, the author draws 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 of scientific investigation and part of the technology of globalization, created and disseminated through corporate culture and cottage industry, held close to the body but taken away from the body in cyberspace, and involved in an enormous variety of cultural interactions and political exchanges in many different contexts around the world. In an effort to understand the significance and meaning of the guitar in the lives of those who may be seen to be closest to it, as well as providing a critically-informed discussion of various approaches to guitar performance, technologies and techniques, the book includes discussion of the work of a wide range of guitarists, including Robert Fripp, Kamala Shankar, Newton Faulkner, Lionel Loueke, Sharon Isbin, Steve Vai, Bob Brozman, Kaki King, Fred Frith, John 5, Jennifer Batten, Guthrie Govan, Dominic Frasca, I Wayan Balawan, Vicki Genfan and Hasan Cihat ?ter.

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.

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.

Culture Collide: Travel with Purpose

Issue #1

Author: Alan Miller

Publisher: Culture Collide

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 132

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Travel With Purpose is a collection of stories from the road, travel tips, and ephemera from our favorite artists all over the globe. This is a travel guide like no other. Inside our premier issue bands such as Twin Shadow, El Perro Del Mar, The Black Lips, Angel Olsen, Chromeo, and Man Man (we're dying to share this one) clue you in on hidden gems and tried-and-trues in their own 'hoods. Gain insight into the hottest destinations (Seoul, Korea; Reykjavik, Iceland; Calgary, Canada) from a music perspective. See the world — and hear its sounds. CultureCollide.com

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.

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.

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.

Aesthetic Practices and Politics in Media, Music, and Art

Performing Migration

Author: Rocío G. Davis,Dorothea Fischer-Hornung,Johanna C. Kardux

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136922113

Category: Art

Page: 276

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This volume analyzes innovative forms of media and music (art installations, television commercials, photography, films, songs, telenovelas) to examine the performance of migration in contemporary culture. Though migration studies and media studies are ostensibly different fields, this transnational collection of essays addresses how their interconnection has shaped our understanding of the paradigms through which we think about migration, ethnicity, nation, and the transnational. Cultural representations intervene in collective beliefs. Art and media clearly influence the ways the experience of migration is articulated and recalled, intervening in individual perceptions as well as public policy. To understand the connection between migration and diverse media, the authors examine how migration is represented in film, television, music, and art, but also how media shape the ways in which host country and homeland are imagined. Among the topics considered are new mediated forms for representing migration, widening the perspective on the ways these representations may be analyzed; readings of enactments of memory in trans- and inter-disciplinary ways; and discussions of globalization and transnationalism, inviting us to rethink traditional borders in respect to migration, nation states, as well as disciplines.

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 travels and travails of music

Author: Ruth Finnegan

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1329806476

Category: History

Page: 270

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The history of music, culture and radio in the small island of Fiji by a well -known anthropologist and ethnomusicologist, starts from historical 'moments/ (1937, 1978, 2009) to dispute conventional theories of cultural change and demonstrate the ways that it is not 'music' that travels but the people who use and develop it through amazingly inspired initiatives. An important contribution to the often neglected study of popular music in South Seas island cultures and the significance of radio in an island culture with implications for wider study.