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  1. Highlife Saturday Night
    Highlife Saturday Night captures the vibrancy of Saturday nights in Ghana—when musicians took to the stage and dancers took to the floor—in this penetrating look at musical leisure during a time of social, political, and cultural... Learn More
    Published: 19th December 2012
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  2. Spiders of the Market
    The Ghanaian trickster-spider, Ananse, is a deceptive figure full of comic delight who blurs the lines of class, politics, and morality. David Afriyie Donkor identifies social performance as a way to understand trickster behavior... Learn More
    Published: 4th July 2016
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  3. Music of Azerbaijan
    This book traces the development of Azerbaijani art music from its origins in the Eastern, modal, improvisational tradition known as mugham through its fusion with Western classical, jazz, and world art music. Aida Huseynova places... Learn More
    Published: 21st March 2016
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  4. Greek Orthodox Music in Ottoman Istanbul
    During the late Ottoman period (1856–1922), a time of contestation about imperial policy toward minority groups, music helped the Ottoman Greeks in Istanbul define themselves as a distinct cultural group. A part of the largest... Learn More
    Published: 7th December 2015
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  5. African Music, Power, and Being in Colonial Zimbabwe
    In this new history of music in Zimbabwe, Mhoze Chikowero deftly uses African sources to interrogate the copious colonial archive, reading it as a confessional voice along and against the grain to write a complex history of music,... Learn More
    Published: 24th November 2015
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  6. Staging Ghana
    The Ghana Dance Ensemble takes Ghana’s national culture and interprets it in performance using authentic dance forms adapted for local or foreign audiences. Often, says Paul Schauert, the aims of the ensemble and the aims of... Learn More
    Published: 7th September 2015
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  7. Music and the Armenian Diaspora
    Survivors of the Armenian genocide of 1915 and their descendants have used music to adjust to a life in exile and counter fears of obscurity. In this nuanced and richly detailed study, Sylvia Angelique Alajaji shows how the boundaries... Learn More
    Published: 7th September 2015
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  8. New York Noise
    Coined in 1992 by composer/saxophonist John Zorn, "Radical Jewish Culture," or RJC, became the banner under which many artists in Zorn's circle performed, produced, and circulated their music. New York's downtown music scene,... Learn More
    Published: 30th January 2015
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  9. Hip Hop Ukraine
    In Hip Hop Ukraine, we enter a world of urban music and dance competitions, hip hop parties, and recording studio culture to explore unique sites of interracial encounters among African students, African immigrants, and local... Learn More
    Published: 7th May 2014
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  10. Tamil Folk Music as Dalit Liberation Theology
    Zoe C. Sherinian shows how Christian Dalits (once known as untouchables or outcastes) in southern India have employed music to protest social oppression and as a vehicle of liberation. Her focus is on the life and theology of... Learn More
    Published: 6th January 2014
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  11. Music in Kenyan Christianity
    This sensitive study is a historical, cultural, and musical exploration of Christian religious music among the Logooli of Western Kenya. It describes how new musical styles developed through contact with popular radio and other... Learn More
    Published: 11th September 2013
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  12. Tambú
    As contemporary Tambú music and dance evolved on the Caribbean island of Curaçao, it intertwined sacred and secular, private and public cultural practices, and many traditions from Africa and the New World. As she explores the... Learn More
    Published: 24th April 2012
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  13. Live from Dar es Salaam
    When socialism collapsed in Tanzania, the government-controlled music industry gave way to a vibrant independent music scene. Alex Perullo explores the world of the bands, music distributors, managers, and clubs that attest to... Learn More
    Published: 27th October 2011
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  14. Idolized
    The hit television program American Idol provides a stage where the politics of national, regional, ethnic, and religious identity are performed for millions of viewers. Diversity is carefully highlighted and coached into a viable... Learn More
    Published: 16th February 2011
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