Excursions In World Music (5Th Edition)

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  • Publish Date: 2007-07-22
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Bruno Nettl;Thomas Turino;Isabel K. F. Wong;Charles Capwell;Philip Bohlman;Timothy Rommen

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This dynamic introductorybook takesreaders on a vivid exploration into the major musical cultures of the world by first presenting a lively vignette of a musical occasion, and then placing that occasion in the context of a general description of the society and musical culture.KEY TOPICS The book divides the world into ten major culture areasand devotes a chapter to each, exploring the musical cultures of such fascinating lands as India, the Middle East, Indonesia, Sub-Saharan Africa, and Latin America. The presentation features a synthetic treatment of musical life and ideas about music, musical style, music history, and musical instruments; briefly describes additional musical genres or contexts; and considers recent developments. For individuals interested in the music of the world.

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