World Music: A Very Short Introduction: A Very Short Introduction by Philip V. BohlmanWorld Music: A Very Short Introduction: A Very Short Introduction by Philip V. Bohlman

World Music: A Very Short Introduction: A Very Short Introduction

byPhilip V. Bohlman

Paperback | May 15, 2002

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'World music' emerged as an invention of the West from encounters with other cultures. This book draws readers into a remarkable range of these historical encounters, in which music had the power to evoke the exotic and to give voice to the voiceless. In the course of the volume's eightchapters the reader witnesses music's involvement in the modern world, but also the individual moments and particular histories that are crucial to an understanding of music's diversity. World Music is wide-ranging in its geographical scope, yet individual chapters provide in-depth treatments ofselected music cultures and regional music histories. The book frequently zooms in on repertoires and musicians - such as Bob Marley, Bartok, and Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan - and attempts to account for world music's growing presence and popularity at the beginning of the twenty-first century.
Philip V. Bohlman, Professor of Music and Jewish Studies at the University of Chicago, has taught and published from an exceptionally broad range of topics in today's world musics: folk and ethnic music in the USA; the musics of European minorities and refugees; the Middle East and South Asia; the ideological and political dimensions ...
Title:World Music: A Very Short Introduction: A Very Short IntroductionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:200 pages, 6.85 × 4.37 × 0.47 inPublished:May 15, 2002Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0192854291

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Table of Contents

1. In the Beginning: Myth, Nature, and the Origins of Music2. The West and the World3. Between Myth and History, Between Europe and Its Others4. Music of the Folk5. Old-Time Religion6. Music of the Nations7. Diaspora8. Colonial Musics, Post-Colonial Worlds, and the Globalization of WorldbeatAppendix 1Media and Mediation of World Music: A Timeline of Music TechnologiesAppendix 2World-Music ResourcesAppendix 3Glossary of World-Music GenresAppendix 4Glossary of Ethnomusicological Terms

Editorial Reviews

`Philip Bohlman's superb study places world music squarely in history - and a lengthy history at that, reaching back to the Age of Discovery and even beyond.'Richard Middleton, University of Newcastle upon Tyne