Heartbeat of the People

Heartbeat of the People is an insider's journey into the dances and music, the traditions and regalia, and the functions and significance of these vital cultural events.

Author: Tara Browner

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252071867

Category: Music

Page: 200

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The intertribal pow-wow is the most widespread venue for traditional Indian music and dance in North America. Heartbeat of the People is an insider's journey into the dances and music, the traditions and regalia, and the functions and significance of these vital cultural events. Tara Browner focuses on the Northern pow-wow of the northern Great Plains and Great Lakes to investigate the underlying tribal and regional frameworks that reinforce personal tribal affiliations. Interviews with dancers and her own participation in pow-wow events and community provide fascinating on-the-ground accounts and provide detail to a rare ethnomusicological analysis of Northern music and dance.

The Unity of Music and Dance in World Cultures

This study surveys music and dance from a global perspective, viewing them as a composite whole found in every culture.

Author: David Akombo

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786497157

Category: Music

Page: 276

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This study surveys music and dance from a global perspective, viewing them as a composite whole found in every culture. In some, music means sound and body movement, in others, dance means body movement and sound. The author examines the complementary connection between sound and movement as an element of the human experience as old as humanity itself. Music and dance from Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe, the Middle East and the South Pacific are discussed.

Music and Dance Traditions of Ghana

"The dance and musical traditions of Ghana's four main ethnic groups are covered comprehensively: general concepts of music, dance and performance; cultural perspectives; performance; and form and structure of musical types and dance ...

Author: Paschal Yao Younge

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 448

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"The dance and musical traditions of Ghana's four main ethnic groups are covered comprehensively: general concepts of music, dance and performance; cultural perspectives; performance; and form and structure of musical types and dance-drumming ceremonies. Historical, geographical, cultural and social backgrounds of the groups are included. Provides curriculum development, teaching methods, photographs, maps, and musical scores"--Provided by publisher.

Gestures of Music Theater

Gestures of Music Theater explores examples of Song and Dance as performative gestures that entertain and affect audiences. The chapters interact to reveal the complex energies of performativity.

Author: Dominic Symonds

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199997160

Category: Music

Page: 320

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Gestures of Music Theater explores examples of Song and Dance as performative gestures that entertain and affect audiences. The chapters interact to reveal the complex energies of performativity. In experiencing these energies, music theatre is revealed as a dynamic accretion of active, complex and dialogical experiences.

Dance and Music

Harriet Cavalli, internationally recognized as one of the most talented and experienced specialists in the art of music for dancers and dance teachers, presents here the definitive book on accompaniment, as well as her personal - often ...

Author: Harriet Cavalli

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780813018874

Category: Music

Page: 425

View: 498

Harriet Cavalli, internationally recognized as one of the most talented and experienced specialists in the art of music for dancers and dance teachers, presents here the definitive book on accompaniment, as well as her personal - often humorous - look behind the scenes at the world of dance. The text is enhanced by diagrams and 83 complete musical examples, providing a wealth of repertoire choices.

Polynesian Music and Dance

Author: Richard M. Moyle

Publisher:

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Category: Dance

Page: 64

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Bodies of Sound

This collection reveals the intimate connections between the corporeal and the sonic in the creation, transmission and reception of popular dance and music, which is imagined here as ’bodies of sound’.

Author: Susan C. Cook

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317173538

Category: Music

Page: 256

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From the ragtime one-step of the early twentieth century to the contemporary practices of youth club cultures, popular dance and music are inextricably linked. This collection reveals the intimate connections between the corporeal and the sonic in the creation, transmission and reception of popular dance and music, which is imagined here as ’bodies of sound’. The volume provokes a wide-ranging, interdisciplinary conversation that includes scholarship from Asia, Europe and the United States, which explores topics from the nineteenth century through to the present day and engages with practices at local, national and transnational levels. In Part I: Constructing the Popular, the authors explore how categories of popular music and dance are constructed and de-stabilized, and their proclivity to appropriate and re-imagine cultural forms and meanings. In Part II: Authenticity, Revival and Reinvention, the authors examine how popular forms produce and manipulate identities and meanings through their attraction to and departure from cultural traditions. In Part III: (Re)Framing Value, the authors interrogate how values are inscribed, silenced, rearticulated and capitalized through popular music and dance. And in Part IV: Politics of the Popular, the authors read the popular as a site of political negotiation and transformation.

Weavers of Song

Accompanying CD includes song, dance-song and instrumental music from areas studied in the book.

Author: Mervyn McLean

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN:

Category: Music

Page: 543

View: 793

Accompanying CD includes song, dance-song and instrumental music from areas studied in the book.

Origins of Cuban Music and Dance

This book is a study of changüí, a particular style of music and dance in Guantánamo, Cuba, and the roots of son, the style of music that contributed to the development of salsa, in Eastern Cuba.

Author: Benjamin Lapidus

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 1461670292

Category: Music

Page: 222

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This book is a study of changüí, a particular style of music and dance in Guantánamo, Cuba, and the roots of son, the style of music that contributed to the development of salsa, in Eastern Cuba. The book also highlights the connections between Afro-Haitian music and Cuban popular music through changüí.

Researching Secular Music and Dance in the Early United States

Music and dance's value for historians may best be demonstrated through the
work of historians themselves. Daniel Laxer, for example, showed that music and
dance can function as social and cultural intermediaries between peoples
through ...

Author: Laura Lohman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1000388956

Category: Music

Page: 228

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This book provides a practical introduction to researching and performing early Anglo-American secular music and dance with attention to their place in society. Supporting growing interest among scholars and performers spanning numerous disciplines, this book contributes quality new scholarship to spur further research on this overshadowed period of American music and dance. Organized in three parts, the chapters offer methodological and interpretative guidance and model varied approaches to contemporary scholarship. The first part introduces important bibliographic tools and models their use in focused examinations of individual objects of material musical culture. The second part illustrates methods of situating dance and its music in early American society as relevant to scholars working in multiple disciplines. The third part examines contemporary performance of early American music and dance from three distinct perspectives ranging from ethnomusicological fieldwork and phenomenology to the theatrical stage. Dedicated to scholar Kate Van Winkle Keller, this volume builds on her legacy of foundational contributions to the study of early American secular music, dance, and society. It provides an essential resource for all those researching and performing music and dance from the revolutionary era through the early nineteenth century.

Old Time Music and Dance

In 1987, veteran Blooming- ton musician and dancer Teri Klassen, whose tastes
in old-time music run conservative, ... Bloomington scene with an uncontroversial
variety of styles: If it's Wednesday in Bloomington, there's a square dance.

Author: John Bealle

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253111685

Category: Music

Page: 368

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In the summer of 1972, a group of young people in Bloomington, Indiana, began a weekly gathering with the purpose of reviving traditional American old-time music and dance. In time, the group became a kind of accidental utopia, a community bound by celebration and deliberately void of structure and authority. In this joyful and engaging book, John Bealle tells the lively history of the Bloomington Old-Time Music and Dance Group -- how it was formed, how it evolved its unique culture, and how it grew to shape and influence new waves of traditional music and dance. Broader questions about the folk revival movement, social resistance, counter culture, authenticity, and identity intersect this delightful history. More than a story about the people who forged the group or an extraordinary convergence of talent and creativity, Old-Time Music and Dance follows the threads of American folk culture and the social experience generated by this living tradition of music and dance.

Indonesian Music and Dance

This is the first translation of Dutch articles and lectures by Jaap Kunst, the founding father of ethnomusicology, on general aspects of traditional music and on music and dance in Indonesia.

Author: Jaap Kunst

Publisher: Kit Pub

ISBN:

Category: Comparative civilization

Page: 273

View: 604

Jaap Kunst (1891-1960) was a pioneer in the study of non-Western music. This is the first translation of Dutch articles and lectures by Jaap Kunst, the founding father of ethnomusicology, on general aspects of traditional music and on music and dance in Indonesia. Offering a broad view on Indonesian musical traditions, these articles enable the reader to trace Kunst's important contribution to the development of ethnomusicology as a scientific discipline in its own right. In addition to his writings, biographical essays on Jaap Kunst, his work, and his participation in the scientific debate on 'comparative musicology' are included.

Music and Dance

Sir, In the review of a Matthew Passion performance David Simon expresses
concern about injustice to a Melbourne conductor (Music and Dance, May 1962).
Surely the boot is on the other foot. After attending some of his concerts, and
even ...

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Music and Dance of Indians and Mestizos in an Andean Valley of Peru

Author: Elisabeth den Otter

Publisher:

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Category: Dance

Page: 366

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Folk Music and Dances of Ireland

Author: Breandán Breathnach

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Category: Dance music

Page: 152

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The Performing Arts

Author: John Blacking

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110800691

Category: Social Science

Page: 366

View: 330


Energy Flash

A substantial final section, added for this new Faber edition, brings the book right up to date, covering dubstep's explosive rise to mass popularity and America's recent but ardent embrace of rave.

Author: Simon Reynolds

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571289142

Category: Music

Page: 816

View: 634

Twenty-five years since acid house and Ecstasy revolutionized pop culture, Simon Reynolds's landmark rave history Energy Flash has been expanded and updated to cover twenty-first-century developments like dubstep and EDM's recent takeover of America. Author of the acclaimed postpunk history Rip It Up and Start Again, Reynolds became a rave convert in the early nineties. He experienced first-hand the scene's drug-fuelled rollercoaster of euphoria and darkness. He danced at Castlemorton, the illegal 1992 mega-rave that sent spasms of anxiety through the Establishment and resulted in the Criminal Justice and Public Order Bill. Mixing personal reminiscence with interviews and ultra-vivid description of the underground's ever-changing sounds as they mutated under the influence of MDMA and other drugs, Energy Flash is the definitive chronicle of electronic dance culture. From rave's origins in Chicago house and Detroit techno, through Ibiza, Madchester and the anarchic free-party scene, to the pirate-radio underworld of jungle and UK garage, and then onto 2000s-shaping genres such as grime and electro, Reynolds documents with authority, insight and infectious enthusiasm the tracks, DJs, producers and promoters that soundtracked a generation. A substantial final section, added for this new Faber edition, brings the book right up to date, covering dubstep's explosive rise to mass popularity and America's recent but ardent embrace of rave. Packed with interviews with participants and charismatic innovators like Derrick May, Goldie and Aphex Twin, Energy Flash is an infinitely entertaining and essential history of dance music.

Korean Intangible Cultural Properties

Traditional performing arts are certainly one of the prime movers of modern development. We of this generation therefore have good reason to pass them on to our children.

Author: Korea Południowa. Munhwajaech'ong

Publisher: Weatherhill, Incorporated

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 144

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Korea has long been abloom with its own unique culture and art, yet closely interrelated with those of neighboring countries in East Asia. Korea's cultural heritage, accumulated throughout its long history, is a mirror which reflects the nation's identity and serves to heighten its status in the world today. Through traditional music and dance, portraits of the spirits of artists not only endow us with substantial present benefits, but give us insights into the future. Traditional performing arts are certainly one of the prime movers of modern development. We of this generation therefore have good reason to pass them on to our children. Rapid industrialization has influenced this generation to put aside traditional music and dance. Some performing artists, however, have not been swayed by the times, but have kept on course with untiring zeal to save dwindling legacies. The government promotes diverse programs for the better preservation of Korea's cultural heritage and its transmission to the next generation. -- Description from http://www.amazon.com (Feb. 21, 2012).

The Music and Dance of the World s Religions

The first of its kind, this book contains 3,816 references to the music and dance of the world's religions, large and small, tribal, regional, and global.

Author: Ezra Gardner Rust

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313295614

Category: Music

Page: 476

View: 889

The first of its kind, this book contains 3,816 references to the music and dance of the world's religions, large and small, tribal, regional, and global.

Javaphilia

Javaphilia's main subjects—Canadian-born singer Eva Gauthier (1885–1958), dancer/painter Hubert Stowitts (1892–1953), ethnomusicologist Mantle Hood (1918–2005), and composer Lou Harrison (1917–2003)—all felt marginalized by the ...

Author: Henry Spiller

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 0824854942

Category: Music

Page: 296

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Fragrant tropical flowers, opulent batik fabrics, magnificent bronze gamelan orchestras, and, of course, aromatic coffee. Such are the exotic images of Java, Indonesia's most densely populated island, that have hovered at the periphery of North American imaginations for generations. Through close readings of the careers of four "javaphiles"—individuals who embraced Javanese performing arts in their own quests for a sense of belonging—Javaphilia: American Love Affairs with Javanese Music and Dance explores a century of American representations of Javanese performing arts by North Americans. While other Asian cultures made direct impressions on Americans by virtue of firsthand contacts through immigration, trade, and war, the distance between Java and America, and the vagueness of Americans' imagery, enabled a few disenfranchised musicians and dancers to fashion alternative identities through bold and idiosyncratic representations of Javanese music and dance. Javaphilia's main subjects—Canadian-born singer Eva Gauthier (1885–1958), dancer/painter Hubert Stowitts (1892–1953), ethnomusicologist Mantle Hood (1918–2005), and composer Lou Harrison (1917–2003)—all felt marginalized by the mainstream of Western society: Gauthier by her lukewarm reception as an operatic mezzo-soprano in Europe, Stowitts by his homosexuality, Hood by conflicting interests in spirituality and scientific method, and Harrison by his predilection for prettiness in a musical milieu that valued more anxious expressions. All four parlayed their own direct experiences of Java into a defining essence for their own characters. By identifying aspects of Javanese music and dance that were compatible with their own tendencies, these individuals could literally perform unconventional—yet coherent—identities based in Javanese music and dance. Although they purported to represent Java to their fellow North Americans, they were in fact simply representing themselves. In addition to probing the fascinating details of these javaphiles' lives, Javaphilia presents a novel analysis of North America's first significant encounters with Javanese performing arts at the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago. An account of the First International Gamelan Festival, in Vancouver, BC (at Expo 86), almost a century later, bookends the epoch that is the focus of Javaphilia and sets the stage for a meditation on North Americans' ongoing relationships with the music and dance of Java.