American Musical Traditions

American Musical Traditions

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Baker & Taylor
Covers the musical traditions of a variety of ethnic groups and their influence on American music.

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This five-volume set examines how traditional music has arisen from ethnic or regional identity and culture and explores its connections to an original homeland outside the U.S. The approximately 100 essays by scholars and area specialists present information on communities with examples of their music, as well as interviews and profiles of particular musicians and musical groups. In addition, they discuss the origins of each group, how music is used in religious or secular celebrations, who plays or composes music, what instruments are played, what costumes and dress is worn, and other details that illustrate the context and importance of the music. Each volume contains a full index of the complete set and covers a major cultural category Native American, African-American, British Isles, European American, and Latino-American and Asian-American music. Included are lists of recordings for many of the entries, 100 color and b&w photographs, and 75 color maps that illustrate key regions and their musical developments and themes. Appropriate for high school, college, and the general public. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: New York : Schirmer Reference, [2002]
Copyright Date: ©2002
ISBN: 9780028655888
0028655885
9780028654904
0028654900
9780028654898
0028654897
9780028654881
0028654889
9780028654874
0028654870
9780028646244
002864624X
Branch Call Number: REF 781.62 AMERI
Characteristics: 5 volumes : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 29 cm
Alternative Title: Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

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