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Folk music : a very short introduction

Author: Mark Slobin
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2011.
Series: Very short introductions, 257.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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When we think of folk music, most of us picture Pete Seeger singing "This Land is My Land" or Joan Baez singing "Barbara Allen." But this stimulating Very Short Introduction throws open the doors on a remarkably diverse musical genre, in a wide-ranging portrait that goes far beyond America's shores to discuss folk music of every possible kind and in every corner of the globe. Written by award-winning musicologist  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Nonfiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Slobin
ISBN: 9780195395020 0195395026
OCLC Number: 639160795
Description: 144 pages : illustrations; music ; 18 cm.
Contents: Overview: sound and setting --
Close-ups: songs, strums, and ceremonies --
Intellectual intervention: scholars and bureaucrats --
Collecting and circulating: recording and distributing --
Internal upsurge: movements and stars --
Folk music today and tomorrow.
Series Title: Very short introductions, 257.
Responsibility: Mark Slobin.

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This stimulating Very Short Introduction throws open the doors on a remarkably diverse musical genre, with a world-wide reach that goes far beyond America's shores to discuss folk music of every  Read more...

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"A masterful survey of the many manifestations of folk music in the cultures of the world, by one of America's most eminent and most widely experienced ethnomusicologists. Contemplating the varied Read more...

 
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