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Music of Latin America and the Caribbean by Mark (University of Texas) Brill Music of Latin America and the Caribbean

Music of Latin America and the Caribbean, Second Edition, is a comprehensive textbook for undergraduate students that covers all major facets of Latin American music, finding a proper balance between important themes and illustrative examples. The book is about enjoying...
Format: Paperback - Released: 22/11/2017

Music of Latin America and the Caribbean by Mark (University of Texas) Brill Music of Latin America and the Caribbean

Music of Latin America and the Caribbean, Second Edition, is a comprehensive textbook for undergraduate students that covers all major facets of Latin American music, finding a proper balance between important themes and illustrative examples. The book is about enjoying...
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/11/2017

A Potpourri Of Melodies And Mayhem Latin American and Canadian Rock, Pop, Beat, R&B, Folk, Garage, Psych and Prog 1963-1976 by Vernon Joynson A Potpourri Of Melodies And Mayhem Latin American and Canadian Rock, Pop, Beat, R&B, Folk, Garage, Psych and Prog 1963-1976


Format: Paperback - Released: 20/11/2017

No Depression Singer-Songwriters - Winter 2017 by FreshGrass No Depression Singer-Songwriters - Winter 2017

Considering that the singer-songwriter dominates American roots music these days, it can be hard to recall that it wasn't too long ago when the people who wrote the songs and the people who made the music were in completely different...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/11/2017

Don't Stop the Carnival by Kevin Le Gendre Don't Stop the Carnival


Format: Paperback - Released: 13/11/2017

Making Music in Selznick's Hollywood by Nathan (Assistant Professor of Music, University of Iowa) Platte Making Music in Selznick's Hollywood
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This book tells the fascinating story of the evolution of David O. Selznick's style through the many artists whose work defined Hollywood sound.
Format: Hardback - Released: 10/11/2017

Recomposing the Past: Early Music on Stage and Screen by James Cook Recomposing the Past: Early Music on Stage and Screen


Format: Hardback - Released: 08/11/2017

Yoko Kanno's Cowboy Bebop Soundtrack by Rose (University of Texas-Austin USA) Bridges Yoko Kanno's Cowboy Bebop Soundtrack

Cowboy Bebop is one of the most beloved anime series of all time, and if you ask its fans why, you can expect to hear about its music. Composer Yoko Kanno created an eclectic blend of jazz, rock, lullabies, folk...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/11/2017

Yoko Kanno's Cowboy Bebop Soundtrack by Rose (University of Texas-Austin USA) Bridges Yoko Kanno's Cowboy Bebop Soundtrack

Cowboy Bebop is one of the most beloved anime series of all time, and if you ask its fans why, you can expect to hear about its music. Composer Yoko Kanno created an eclectic blend of jazz, rock, lullabies, folk...
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/11/2017

Music and the Road Essays on the Interplay of Music and the Popular Culture of the American Road by Gordon E. (University of Waterloo, Canada) Slethaug Music and the Road Essays on the Interplay of Music and the Popular Culture of the American Road
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Brian Wilson and The Beach Boys, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, and Paul Simon-these familiar figures have written road music for half a century and continue to remain highly-regarded artists. But there is so much more to say about road music....
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/11/2017

Tempesta Stormy Music in the Eighteenth Century by Clive McClelland Tempesta Stormy Music in the Eighteenth Century

Tempesta is the stormy musical language employed whenever a composer wishes to inspire terror in an audience. This study explores the large repertoire of such music to examine programmatic storm depictions and the idea of tempesta as a topic in...
Format: Hardback - Released: 27/10/2017

Coming Soon

Beethoven's Eroica The First Great Romantic Symphony by James Hamilton-Paterson Beethoven's Eroica The First Great Romantic Symphony

An ode to Beethoven's Third Symphony
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/12/2017

Reeled in: Pre-Existing Music in Narrative Film by Jonathan Godsall Reeled in: Pre-Existing Music in Narrative Film


Format: Hardback - Released: 05/12/2017

Made in Turkey Studies in Popular Music by Ali C. (Dokuz Eylul University, Turkey) Gedik Made in Turkey Studies in Popular Music
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Format: Hardback - Released: 06/12/2017

Making Congregational Music Local in Christian Communities Worldwide by Monique Ingalls Making Congregational Music Local in Christian Communities Worldwide

What does it mean for music to be considered local in contemporary Christian communities, and who shapes this meaning? Through what musical processes have religious beliefs and practices once foreign become indigenous ? How does using indigenous musical practices aid...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/12/2017

Popular Music and Multimodal Critical Discourse Studies Ideology, Control and Resistance in Turkey since 2002 by Lyndon C. S. (Liverpool Hope University, UK) Way Popular Music and Multimodal Critical Discourse Studies Ideology, Control and Resistance in Turkey since 2002
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Popular music has long been used to entertain, provoke, challenge and liberate but also to oppress and control. Can popular music be political? What types of popular music work best with politics? How can songs, videos, concerts or any other...
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/12/2017

Turkic Soundscapes From Shamanic Voices to Hip-Hop by Razia Sultanova Turkic Soundscapes From Shamanic Voices to Hip-Hop

The Turkic soundscape is both geographically huge and culturally diverse (twenty-eight countries, republics and districts extending from Eastern Europe through the Caucasus and throughout Central Asia). Although the Turkic peoples of the world can trace their linguistic and genetic ancestries...
Format: Hardback - Released: 25/01/2018

Other books in this genre

Mad Dogs and Englishness Popular Music and English Identities by Lee (St Mary's University, Twickenham, UK) Brooks Mad Dogs and Englishness Popular Music and English Identities
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Mad Dogs and Englishness connects English popular music with questions about English national identities, featuring essays that range across Bowie and Burial, PJ Harvey, Bishi and Tricky. The later years of the 20th century saw a resurgence of interest in...
Format: Hardback - Released: 19/10/2017

Dancehall The Rise of Jamaican Dancehall Culture by Beth Lesser Dancehall The Rise of Jamaican Dancehall Culture


Format: Paperback - Released: 12/10/2017

The Strokes The First Ten Years by Cody Smyth, Mick Rock The Strokes The First Ten Years
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Format: Paperback - Released: 10/10/2017

Made in the Low Countries Studies in Popular Music by Gert Keunen Made in the Low Countries Studies in Popular Music


Format: Hardback - Released: 04/10/2017

Popular Music in America The Beat Goes On by Michael (Arizona State University) Campbell, Michael (Commercial Musician) Campbell Popular Music in America The Beat Goes On
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Michael Campbell's POPULAR MUSIC IN AMERICA, 5th edition, follows the evolution of popular music from the mid-19th century to the present with discussions of connections, contrasts, and patterns of influence among artists, styles, and eras. A new, in-depth section on...
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/09/2017

The Ethnomusicology: A Contemporary Reader by Jennifer Post The Ethnomusicology: A Contemporary Reader

Ethnomusicology: A Contemporary Reader, Volume II provides an overview of developments in the study of ethnomusicology in the 21st century, offering an introduction to contemporary issues relevant to the field. Nineteen essays, written by an international array of scholars, highlight...
Format: Paperback - Released: 13/09/2017

The Ethnomusicology: A Contemporary Reader by Jennifer Post The Ethnomusicology: A Contemporary Reader

Ethnomusicology: A Contemporary Reader, Volume II provides an overview of developments in the study of ethnomusicology in the 21st century, offering an introduction to contemporary issues relevant to the field. Nineteen essays, written by an international array of scholars, highlight...
Format: Hardback - Released: 13/09/2017

Beautiful Politics of Music Trova in Yucatan, Mexico by Gabriela Vargas-Cetina Beautiful Politics of Music Trova in Yucatan, Mexico

An exploration into the history and practice of trova, a genre of music that is the soul of Yucatan.
Format: Hardback - Released: 12/09/2017

Congregational Music-Making and Community in a Mediated Age by Anna E. Nekola Congregational Music-Making and Community in a Mediated Age

Congregational music can be an act of praise, a vehicle for theology, an action of embodied community, as well as a means to a divine encounter. This multidisciplinary anthology approaches congregational music as media in the widest sense - as...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/08/2017

Musical Modernism and German Cinema from 1913 to 1933 by Francesco Finocchiaro Musical Modernism and German Cinema from 1913 to 1933

Between 1913 and 1933, Modernist composers' exploration of cinema reached such a degree of pervasiveness and consistency as to become a true aesthetic paradigm, a paradigm that sat at the very heart of the Modernist project.
Format: Hardback - Released: 27/08/2017

Theory and Practice in the Music of the Islamic World Essays in Honour of Owen Wright by Rachel Harris Theory and Practice in the Music of the Islamic World Essays in Honour of Owen Wright

This volume of original essays is dedicated to Owen Wright in recognition of his formative contribution to the study of music in the Islamic Middle East. Wright's work, which comprises, at the time of writing, six field-defining volumes and countless...
Format: Hardback - Released: 25/08/2017

Good Booty Love and Sex, Black and White, Body and Soul in American Music by Ann Powers Good Booty Love and Sex, Black and White, Body and Soul in American Music

In this sweeping history of popular music in the United States, NPR's acclaimed music critic examines how popular music shapes fundamental American ideas and beliefs, allowing us to communicate difficult emotions and truths about our most fraught social issues, most...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/08/2017

The Garland Handbook of Southeast Asian Music by Terry Miller The Garland Handbook of Southeast Asian Music

The Garland Handbook of Southeast Asian Music is comprised of essays from The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music: Volume 4, Southeast Asia (1998). Largely revised and updated, the essays offer detailed, regional studies of the different musical cultures of Southeast...
Format: Hardback - Released: 18/07/2017

The Music of the Other New Challenges for Ethnomusicology in a Global Age by Laurent Aubert The Music of the Other New Challenges for Ethnomusicology in a Global Age

We are surrounded by new musical encounters today as never before, and the experience of musics from elsewhere is progressively affecting all arenas of the human conscience. Yet why is it that Western listeners expect a certain cultural and ethnic...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/06/2017

From Jubilee to Hip Hop Readings in African American Music by Kip Lornell From Jubilee to Hip Hop Readings in African American Music

From Jubilee to Hip Hop includes 36 reading selections that underscore the breadth and variety of African American musical culture. Each of these selections relates something notable and interesting about African American musical culture since the Emancipation, whether it is...
Format: Hardback - Released: 29/06/2017

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