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Music of Central Asia (Hardcover)

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This beautiful and informative book offers a detailed introduction to the musical heritage of Central Asia for readers and listeners worldwide. The Music of Central Asia balances "insider" and "outsider" perspectives with contributions by 27 authors from 14 countries. A companion website (www.musicofcentralasia.org) provides access to some 175 audio and video examples, listening guides and study questions, and transliterations and translations of the performed texts. This generously illustrated book is supplemented with boxes and sidebars, musician profiles, and an illustrated glossary of musical instruments, making it an indispensable resource for both general readers and specialists. In addition, the enhanced ebook edition contains 150 audio/video examples of Central Asian music and culture. A follow along feature highlights the song lyrics in the text, as the audio samples play.

The Music of Central Asia surveys the rich and diverse musical life of a region that was once at the center of the trans-Eurasian Silk Road trade and that has now reemerged as a crucial arena of global geopolitics. This beautiful and informative volume offers a resource for Central Asians to learn about the musical heritage of their region and a detailed introduction to this heritage for readers and listeners worldwide. The Music of Central Asia balances "insider" and "outsider" perspectives with contributions by 27 authors from 14 countries. A companion website provides access to some 175 audio and video examples, listening guides and study questions, and transliterations and translations of the performed texts. The generously illustrated text is supplemented with boxes and side bars, musician profiles, and an illustrated glossary of musical instruments. The Music of Central Asia targets a broad, non-specialist readership, while specialists will find it an indispensable resource. The book is divided into four parts: an overview of the region?s music and musical instruments; sections on "The Nomadic World" and "The World of Sedentary-Dwellers," which explore music and musical life in the context of Central Asia?s two great axes of civilization; and "Central Asia in the Age of Globalization," whose focus is the future of the past, or how musical heritage is being revitalized and reimagined in the contested cultural landscape of contemporary Central Asia. The Music of Central Asia can be read systematically to build comprehensive knowledge about interlinked topics?or used as a handy reference on specific musical styles, repertoires, and traditions. For instructors, the book?s 35 chapters offer ample material for a semester-long course, while groups of chapters can serve as a module in courses devoted to broader topics in music, history, and culture.

Number of Pages: 676.0
Genre: Music, History
Sub-Genre: History + Criticism, Ethnomusicology, Asia / Central Asia
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Indiana Univ Pr
Language: English
Street Date: December 5, 2016
TCIN: 17392483
UPC: 9780253017512
Item Number (DPCI): 247-46-3154

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