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World Music: A Very Short Introduction

World Music: A Very Short Introduction
Author: Philip V. Bohlman
ISBN 13: 9780192854292
ISBN 10: 192854291
Edition: N/A
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication Date: 2002-08-29
Format: Paperback
Pages: 200
List Price: $11.95

World Music draws readers into a remarkable range of historical encounters, in which music had the power to evoke the exotic and to give voice to the voiceless. In the course of the volume's eight chapters the reader witnesses music's involvement in the modern world, but also the individual moments and particular histories that are crucial to an understanding of music's diversity. This book is wide-ranging in its geographical scope, yet individual chapters provide in-depth treatments of selected music cultures and regional music histories. The book frequently zooms in on repertoires and musicians—such as Bob Marley, Dana International, Bartok, and Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan—and attempts to account for world music's growing presence and popularity at the beginning of the twenty-first century.