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Check The Technique: Liner Notes for Hip-Hop Junkies

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A Tribe Called Quest • Beastie Boys • De La Soul • Eric B. & Rakim • The Fugees • KRS-One • Pete Rock & CL Smooth • Public Enemy • The Roots • Run-DMC • Wu-Tang Clan • and twenty-five more…
Zar: Spirit Possession, Music, and Healing Rituals in Egypt
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|December 20, 2016

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Zar is both a possessing spirit and a set of reconciliation rites between the spirits and their human hosts: living in a parallel yet invisible world, the capricious spirits manifest their anger by causing ailments for their hosts, which require ritual…
My Bloody Roots: From Sepultura To Soulfly And Beyond - The Autobiography

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My Bloody Roots is the brutally honest story of life in two of the world's best-known heavy metal bands, Sepultura and Soulfly, by one of the global metal scene's most respected musicians. Much, much more than just another tale of rock 'n' roll debauchery,…
On Record: Audio Recording, Mediation, And Citizenship In Newfoundland And Labrador

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Musical media and the audio recording industry have an important and complex history in Newfoundland and Labrador: professional musicians, community songwriters, local institutions, and even politicians have gone on record. The result is a widespread body of work…
The Forgotten Songs of the Newfoundland Outports: As Taken from Kenneth Peacock's Newfoundland…

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In 1951, musician Kenneth Peacock (1922-2000) secured a contract from the National Museum of Canada (today the Canadian Museum of History) to collect folksongs in Newfoundland. As the province had recently joined Confederation, the project was deemed a goodwill…
The Repertoire Of Iraqi Maqam
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|December 23, 2003

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The classical music of Iraq, known as Iraqi Maqam, features classical and vernacular poetry sung by a virtuoso soloist and accompanied by a small instrumental ensemble. It is a remarkably cosmopolitan art, sharing many features with neighboring classical…
Excursions In World Music
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|September 23, 2015

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Music as Social Life: The Politics of Participation

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People around the world and throughout history have used music to express their inner emotions, reach out to the divine, woo lovers, celebrate weddings, inspire political movements, and lull babies to sleep. In Music as Social Life , Thomas Turino explores why it…
Fight The Power: Rap, Race, And Reality
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|September 8, 1998

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Like the hard-hitting sounds of a Public Enemy jam, the words of the band's lead singer, Chuck D, excite the mind and senses.  In his first book, Chuck D pours out commentary that takes on Hollywood, race, the music industry, the murders of Tupac and…
Spirit Song: Afro-Brazilian Religious Music and Boundaries

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In Spirit Song: Afro-Brazilian Religious Music and Boundaries, Marc Gidal investigates how and why a multi-faith community in southern Brazil utilizes music to combine and segregate three Afro-Brazilian religions: Umbanda, Quimbanda, and Batuque. Combining…
Modeling Ethnomusicology
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|April 17, 2017

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Ethnomusicology is an academic discipline with a very broad mandate: to understand why and how human beings are musical through the study of music in all its geographical and historical diversity. Ethnomusicological scholarship, however, has been remiss in…
Audible Infrastructures: Music, Sound, Media
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|February 15, 2021

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Our day-to-day musical enjoyment seems so simple, so easy, so automatic. Songs instantly emanate from our computers and phones, at any time of day. The tools for playing and making music, such as records and guitars, wait for us in stores, ready for purchase and…
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