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Title The music of multicultural America : performance, identity, and community in the United States / edited by Kip Lornell and Anne K. Rasmussen.

Publication Info. Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, 2016.


Location Call No. Status
 South Windsor Public Library - Non Fiction  780.973 L89M    Check Shelf
 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  780.973 M987M    Check Shelf
Description vi, 425 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, music ; 24 cm.
Series American made music series
American made music series.
Note Includes index.
Summary "The music of multicultural America explores the intersection of performance, identity, and community in a wide range of musical expressions. Fifteen essays explore traditions that range from the Klezmer revival in New York, to Arab music in Detroit, to West Indian steelbands in Brooklyn, to Kathak music and dance in California, to Irish music in Boston, to powwows in the midwestern plains, to Hispanic and native musics of the Southwest borderlands. Many chapters demonstrate the processes involved in supporting, promoting, and reviving community music. Others highlight the ways in which such American institutions as city festivals or state and national folklife agencies come into play. Thirteen themes and processes outlined in the introduction unify the collection's fifteen case studies and suggest organizing frameworks for student projects. Due to the diversity of music profiled in the book--Mexican mariachi, African American gospel, Asian West Coast jazz, women's punk, French-American Cajun, and Anglo-American sacred harp--and to the methodology of fieldwork, ethnography, and academic activism described by the authors, the book is perfect for courses in ethnomusicology, world music, anthropology, folklore, and American studies"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Czech American polka music in Wisconsin / James P. Leary -- Kitchen Racket, Céilí, and Pub Session : traditional Irish music in Boston, Massachusetts / Ann Morrison Spinney -- Klezmer music : the first one thousand years / Henry Sapoznik -- The music of Arab Detroit : a musical mecca in the midwest / Anne K. Rasmussen -- Mexican Mariachi music : made in the U.S.A. / Daniel Sheehy -- "Nimiidaa!" Let's all dance! : music and dance of the northern intertribal powwow / Christopher A. Scales and Gabriel Desrosiers -- Waila : the social dance music of the Tohono O'odham / James S. Griffith -- Cultural interaction in New Mexico as illustrated in la Danza de Matachines / Brenda M. Romero -- Triangles, squares, ovals, and diamonds : the "Fasola Folk" and their singing tradition / Ron Pen -- The Memphis African American sacred quartet community / Kip Lornell -- "Pan is we ting" : West Indian steelbands in Brooklyn / Gage Averill -- From the bayou to the bay : Louisiana French dance music in Northern California / Mark F. Dewitt -- "A superior race of strong women" : North Indian classical dance in the San Francisco Bay area / Sarah Morelli -- Sansei voices in the community : Japanese American musicians in California / Susan M. Asai -- Constructing communities and identities : Riot Grrrl New York City / Theo Cateforis and Elena Humphreys.
Subject Popular music -- United States -- History and criticism.
Music -- Social aspects -- United States.
MUSIC / Ethnomusicology.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / Cultural.
Music -- Social aspects. (OCoLC)fst01030444
Popular music. (OCoLC)fst01071422
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01411635
Added Author Lornell, Kip, 1953- editor.
Rasmussen, Anne K., editor.
Other Form: Online version: Music of multicultural America Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, 2016 9781626746091 (DLC) 2015021542
ISBN 9781628462203 (hardcover)
9781496803740 (paper)
9781626746091 (electronic book)
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