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Music as social life : the politics of participation

Author: Thomas Turino
Publisher: Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2008. ©2008
Series: Chicago studies in ethnomusicology.
Edition/Format:   Print book : CD audio : Music   Sound Recording : EnglishView all editions and formats
In 'Music as Social Life', Thomas Turino explores why it is that music and dance are so often at the centre of our most profound personal and social experiences.

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Turino, Thomas.
Music as social life
Material Type: Music, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Sound Recording, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Turino
ISBN: 9780226816975 0226816974 9780226816982 0226816982
OCLC Number: 183610250
Notes: Accompanying compact disc includes musical selections supplementary to topics discussed in the book.
Performer(s): Various performers on disc.
Description: xviii, 258 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm + 1 audio disc (digital ; 4 3/4 in.)
Contents: Introduction : why music matters --
Participatory and presentational performance --
The recording fields : high fidelity and studio audio art --
Habits of the self, identity, and culture --
Participatory, presentational, and high fidelity music in Zimbabwe --
Old-time music and dance : cultural cohorts and cultural formations --
Music and political movements --
For love or money. Contents on sound disc : Elzic's farewell / Euphor Stringband (3:19) --
Home is where the heart is / C. Gately, J. Talley; Cletus and Barnburners (2.00) --
Carnival pinkillu music (7.39) --
Saqsahumanpi, Valicha, Capuliñawi, Cusqueñita / Takiy Orqo (2:49) --
Taimbureva / Emmanuel Chidzere, David Mapfumo, Piyo Murengweni (3:30) --
Shuramurowe (3:34) --
"oooo" / electroacoustic music, stereo version by David Psenicka (6:42) --
Shorten' bread / School choir from Umtali, Zimbabwe (2:33) --
Ewe Dudu / De Black Even Follies (1:51) --
Jerusarema dance / Murehwa Jerusarema and Burial Society (3:19).
Series Title: Chicago studies in ethnomusicology.
Responsibility: Thomas Turino.
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