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World Music: A Very Short Introduction

Second Edition

Philip V. Bohlman

July 2020

ISBN: 9780198829140

192 pages
Paperback
174x111mm

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Very Short Introductions

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From folk music to worldbeat, world music holds the power to evoke the exotic and give voice to the voiceless. This new edition shows how dramatic political changes are affecting the ways in which people produce and listen to world music, and addresses how new technologies and the internet alter the way we disseminate and listen to it.

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From folk music to worldbeat, world music holds the power to evoke the exotic and give voice to the voiceless. This new edition shows how dramatic political changes are affecting the ways in which people produce and listen to world music, and addresses how new technologies and the internet alter the way we disseminate and listen to it.

  • 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

About the Author(s)

Philip V. Bohlman, Ludwig Rosenberger Distinguished Service Professor in Jewish History, Department of Music and the College, The University of Chicago

Philip Bohlman is Ludwig Rosenberger Distinguished Service Professor in Jewish History at the University of Chicago. He is also Honorarprofessor, Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien Hannover (Germany), and is Elected Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy (2007), and Elected Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (2011). He won the Donald Tovey Memorial Prize (with Christine Wilkie Bohlman) in 2009, and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship (2017-18). He is the author and editor of several books, including Jewish Music and Modernity (OUP, 2013) and Resounding Transcendence: Transitions in Music, Ritual, and Religion (co-edited with Jeffers Engelhardt, OUP 2016). He is also the Associate Editor (for ethnomusicology) for Grove Music Online, the general editor of Grove Music in Global Perspective (with Martin Stokes), and is on the Editorial Board of New Cultural History of Music.

Table of Contents

    Preface
    1:In the beginning: myth and meaning in world music
    2:The West and the world
    3:Between myth and history
    4:Music of the folk
    5:Music of the nations
    6:Diaspora
    7:Colonial musics, post-colonial worlds, and the globalization of world music
    Further reading
    Index