Island Musics by Kevin DaweIsland Musics by Kevin Dawe

Island Musics

EditorKevin Dawe

Paperback | June 1, 2004

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From the sounds of reggae in the Caribbean to the dance club beat of Ibiza, islands tend to develop a unique musical culture. What does the music of Cuba or Trinidad tell us about the islands themselves and their inhabitants? Is there something unique about island music? How does island music differ from its mainland counterparts? What is the role of "world music," global tourism, films, and travel writing in constructing a fanciful image of island life? Drawing on a range of examples from around the globe, this book examines the culture of island music and offers insight into local identities.

Kevin Dawe is Lecturer, University of Leeds. He is also co-editor of Guitar Cultures (Berg Publishers, 2001).
Title:Island MusicsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.6 inPublished:June 1, 2004Publisher:BloomsburyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:185973703X

ISBN - 13:9781859737033

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Islands, Musics, Cultures--Kevin Dawe * Don't Rock the Boat, Sing! Maintaining Balance in a Coral Atoll Society (Papua New Guinea)--Richard Moyle * Spitting into the Wind: Multi-Edged Environmentalism in Malagasy Song--Ron Emoff * Space, Place and Gender: The Lyra Music of Crete--Kevin Dawe * Popular Music in Cuba--Jan Fairley * Chindo Music: Creating a Korean Cultural Paradise--Keith Howard * "Chilled Ibiza": The Musicalized Island Narrative of a Neo-Tribal Community--Andy Bennett * Island Fantasies: A British Obsession in Music--Fiona Richards * Nipepee: Images of the Indian Ocean in Zanzibari Taarab History and Song--Werner Graebner * Mainland Torres Strait Islander Songwriters and the "'Magical Islands" of the Torres Strait: Songs as Identity Narratives--Karl Neuenfeldt and Chris Lawe-Davies * Music in The Diasporic Imagination and the Performance of Cultural (Dis)placement in Trinidad--Tina K. Ramnarine