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World music : the rough guide

Author: Simon Broughton; Kim Burton
Publisher: London : Rough Guides, 1994.
Series: Rough Guides music reference series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Rough Guide to World Music spans the music of seventy different countries and regions - everything from salsa to soukous, cajun to calypso, rai to qawwali. The detailed coverage brings together more than sixty expert contributors, whose feature articles take in the music to be seen and heard live around the globe, as well as on record. Major pieces are backed up by interviews with the key groups and artists,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Reference works
Bio-bibliography
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Discographies
Discography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
World music.
London : Rough Guides, 1994
(OCoLC)658102002
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Simon Broughton; Kim Burton
ISBN: 1858280176 9781858280172
OCLC Number: 31515907
Notes: Includes discographies at the end of each chapter and index.
Description: 697 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: The Celtic world --
From the Baltic to the Balkans --
Mediterranean and Maghreb --
The Nile and the Gulf --
The Indian subcontinent --
West Africa --
Central and East Africa --
Southern Africa --
The Far East --
The Caribbean --
Latin America --
North America --
Australia and the Pacific.
Series Title: Rough Guides music reference series.
Responsibility: editors, Simon Broughton [and others] ; contributing editor, Kim Burton.

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The Rough Guide to World Music spans the music of seventy different countries and regions - everything from salsa to soukous, cajun to calypso, rai to qawwali. The detailed coverage brings together more than sixty expert contributors, whose feature articles take in the music to be seen and heard live around the globe, as well as on record. Major pieces are backed up by interviews with the key groups and artists, translations of lyrics, and extensive reviews and discographies. Whether you've discovered world music through Paul Simon or Ali Farka Toure, David Byrne or the Bhundu Boys, Celia Cruz or Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, the Rough Guide is guaranteed to expand your horizons ... and your CD, cassette and record collection!

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