No-Nonsense Guide to World Music by Louise GrayNo-Nonsense Guide to World Music by Louise Gray

No-Nonsense Guide to World Music

byLouise Gray

Paperback | April 15, 2009

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"?World music"? is an awkward phrase. Used to describe the hugely multifaceted nature of a range of, typically, non-English language popular musics from the world over, it's a tag that throws up as many problems as it does solutions.

Louise Gray's No-Nonsense Guide to World Music attempts to go behind the phrase to explore the reasons for the contemporary interest in world music: who listens to it and why? Through chapters that focus on specific areas of music, such as rembetika, fado, trance music and new folk, it explores the genres that have emerged from marginalized communities, music from conflict zones, and music as a form of escapism.

Louise Gray has been the music columnist for New Internationalist magazine for many years. She is a London-based writer and editor whose work has been appeared in The Wire, The Independent on Sunday, The Times, The Guardian, and Art Review. Louise Gray is a writer and editor whose work on music and performing arts has appeared in th...
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Title:No-Nonsense Guide to World MusicFormat:PaperbackDimensions:144 pages, 7 × 4.25 × 0.5 inPublished:April 15, 2009Publisher:Between the LinesLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1897071523

ISBN - 13:9781897071526

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Table of Contents

  • Foreword: by David Toop
  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1: Inventing World Music
  • Chapter 2: Music on the Margins
  • Chapter 3: Discord and Disharmony
  • Chapter 4: Looking for the Blues: Authentic Misery
  • Chapter 5: Lost in Music: Ecstatic Visions
  • Chapter 6: Whose Song Is it Anyway?
  • Chapter 7: Lift Up Your Voice
  • Resources
  • Index

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"Louise Gray confronts [the issues with unflinching intelligence, insight, fairness, and a keen awareness of how politics, cultural and contextual differences, fantasies and more prosaic expectations must be taken into account before this remarkable story can be fully understood."