Ethnomusicologizing: Essays On Music In The New Paradigms by Bill BanfieldEthnomusicologizing: Essays On Music In The New Paradigms by Bill Banfield

Ethnomusicologizing: Essays On Music In The New Paradigms

byBill Banfield

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Ethnomusicologizing contains writings on contemporary music and culture studies, offering glimpses on more than just music history through reflective essays, interviews with contemporary artists, and exercises in the analysis and criticism of popular culture. In this work, Banfield instructs readers in the ways by which we may better appreciate and understand creative artistry and process, and their relation to history and its meaning. The essays comprise a choir of voices and perspectives that provide insight into contemporary music culture that provide readers a text that uses his own experiences as a musician-and in particular his travels through the musical world of Cuba-as well as his takes on contemporary popular recording artists, American music traditions, and music education to explore every aspect of creating, performing and being in music.
Bill Banfield serves as professor of Africana Studies / Music and Society, composition, and graduate history studies at the Berklee College of Music. He is director of the Center for Africana Studies. An award-winning composer, former Pulitzer Prize judge, jazz guitarist, recording artist, and public radio show host, he is the author o...
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Title:Ethnomusicologizing: Essays On Music In The New ParadigmsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:446 pages, 8.95 × 6.09 × 1.32 inPublished:August 13, 2015Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield PublishersLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

PreludeKeeping the Core Creative Soul-SpiritPart 1: Theory: Music Thinking Theories, Teaching, and ApproachesChapter 1: Ethnomusicologizing: The Way Forward, Cultural RelevancyChapter 2: Ethnomusicology Studies in Music CultureChapter 3: Popular Music Culture: How to Teach and Reach within Popular MusicChapter 4: Black Music MattersChapter 5: Notes From CubaChapter 6: The "I Theory"Part 2: History: Backbones, SongsChapter 7: A Progressive View of American Popular Music History, 1948-2014Chapter 8: American Mavericks InterviewsChapter 9: Harlem Renaissance 1920-1935: Artistry, Aesthetics, Politics and Popular CultureChapter 10: CBMR LetterChapter 11: Mom, Dad, and the Making of Symphony 10 with Sweet Honey In The RockPart 3: Culture: New Standards, Cultural CritiqueChapter 12: Wake up! What Time is It Really? Who Turns it Up, Down, and Back?: Values on The Cultural DialChapter 13: Does Our Music Still Bring The Good News Of The Day?Chapter 14: On The Crisis of Popular Arts and Society: Steps AheadChapter 15: The Problem With JazzChapter 16: Review of George Lewis, Les Exercices SpirituelsChapter 17: Don't Use the "J word": Jazz in its Connections to Culture and MeaningChapter 18: From Hip-Hop To Zombie NationChapter 19: Critical Culture Concerns TodayChapter 20: The Songs We Need To Be Hearing Again: Music Culture and A Musician's Credo To CitizenryPostlude: Afterthought on Ethnomusicologizing

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Today, many young musicians are driven by a short-sighted desire for money, fame, and power. But the purpose of art-true art-remains the search for meaning, purpose, inspiration, and spiritual fulfillment. Banfield is hopeful in this regard: 'Young people feel they are a more integral part of their success story if they are allowed to bring to a product a piece of who they are, what their story is. I think, despite our capitalistic surges, people always return back to the basic humanistic codes'. Such nuanced appraisals make Ethnomusicologizing a provocative and profitable read.