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Published: 23 July 2020

192 Pages | 10 black and white images, 2 maps


ISBN: 9780198829140

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World Music: A Very Short Introduction

Second Edition

Philip V. Bohlman

Very Short Introductions

  • Presents world music in its full historical and modern diversity, ranging from folk and traditional music to 'worldbeat'
  • This new edition responds to the dramatically changed political world in which humans produce and listen to world music
  • Connects music from the distant past and faraway cultures to the world music of today
  • Addresses the different ways in which world music is created, disseminated, and consumed, and how these have changed in the twenty-first century
  • Revises the way we think of the musician, as an increasingly mobile individual
  • Part of the Very Short Introductions series - over ten million copies sold worldwide

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