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The hundred fools of god : musical travels in Central Asia (and Queens, New York)

Author: Theodore Craig Levin
Publisher: Bloomington, Ind. : Indiana University Press, 1996
Edition/Format:   Print book : English

An ambitious and compelling musical ethnography of Central Asia with accompanying CD


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Theodore Craig Levin
ISBN: 025321310X 9780253213105 0253332060 9780253332066
OCLC Number: 499201146
Notes: One CD-ROM in pocket attached to inside back cover.
Description: xvi, 318 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: PrefaceAcknowledgmentsKey to Selections on Compact DiscGuide to Pronunciation and Transliteration1. TashkentMoscow to TashkentAn Uzbek Fellow TravelerPlan of the CityThe ConservatoryA Russian Composer Finds the EastThe Last of the JadidsNeofeudalism with a Human FaceThe Singing MullahFrozen MusicA Traditional InnovatorThe Avatar of a MasterA Contralto and a Pop Queen2. BukharaThe Imaginal CityA Drive to BukharaA Bukharan Jewish Musical DynastyThe Cupola of Islam ReduxMore Frozen MusicTwo Wedding EntertainersGoing West3. The South: Surxandarya and QashqadaryaKarshiA "Traveler" in BaysunBaxhi Chic in Shirabad (last a with circumflex)Xaja Mahmun (first a in Xaja with circumflex)4. KhorezmAcross the Kara-KumKhorezm ReimaginedTwo Evenings of Classical MusicA Baxshi and His PupilSearching for a ZhirauXalfas5. The Upper Zaravshan and Yagnab (final a on Yagnab with a circumflex)A Mysterious ValleyThe Yagnab Affair (Yagnab with circumflex on final a)Trekking for MusicA Wedding in DarghWedding SongsPoetry in the AfternoonStrange PolyphonyThe Zarb6. ShahristanA Forbidden VocationCalling SpiritsThe Baxshi's DanceMore Syncretisms7. QueensAn Apartment in Forest HillsGrowing Up Jewish in KattakurganA Fool of God in QueensGlossaryNotesBibliographic and Discographic GuideIndex
Responsibility: Theodore Levin.


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