Living Politics, Making Music: The Writings Of Jan Fairley by Jan FairleyLiving Politics, Making Music: The Writings Of Jan Fairley by Jan Fairley

Living Politics, Making Music: The Writings Of Jan Fairley

byJan Fairley, Edited By Simon Frith

Hardcover | May 13, 2014

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The late Jan Fairley (1949-2012) was a key figure in making world music a significant topic for popular music studies and an influential contributor to such world music magazines as fRoots and Songlines. This book celebrates her contribution to popular music scholarship by gathering her most important work together in a single place. The result is a richly informed and entertaining volume that will be of interest to all scholars in the field while also serving as an excellent introduction for students interested in popular music as a global phenomenon. Fairley¿s work was focused on the problems and possibilities of cross-cultural musical influences, fantasies and flows and on the importance of performing circuits and networks. Her interest in the details of music-making and in the lives of music-makers means that this collection is also an original and illuminating study of music and politics. In drawing on Jan Fairley¿s journalism, this volume also offers students a guide to various genres of world music, from Cuban son to flamenco, as well as an insight into the lives of such world music stars as Mercedes Sosa and Silvio Rodríguez. This is inspiring as well as essential reading.
Simon Frith is Tovey Professor of Music at the University of Edinburgh. He was a founder member of IASPM and a founding editor of Popular Music. He is presently working on a three volume history of live music in the UK since 1950. The first volume,1950-1967. From Dance Hall to the 100 Club, was published by Ashgate in 2013. He chairs t...
Title:Living Politics, Making Music: The Writings Of Jan FairleyFormat:HardcoverDimensions:218 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:May 13, 2014Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1472412664

ISBN - 13:9781472412669

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