Popular Musics of the Non-Western World

Popular Musics of the Non-Western World : An Introductory Survey

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Reflecting the growing interest in popular music from the developing world, this unique book is the first to examine all major non-Western music styles, from increasing familiar genres like reggae and salsa, to the lesser-known regional styles of Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa, the Middle East, non-Western Europe (Greece, Yugoslavia, Portugal), Asia, and the Near East.show more

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  • Paperback | 298 pages
  • 154.9 x 233.4 x 15.7mm | 497.65g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised ed.
  • 14 pp halftones, music examples
  • 0195063341
  • 9780195063349

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'Peter Manuel's Popular Music of the Non-Western World is perhaps the first comprehensive "textbook" on worldwide popular music ... a much needed addition to the sparse but growing literature in this area of study.' Stephen H. Martin, Portland State University, Notes, June 1993 `It would be difficult to imagine a more ambitious and timely piece of ethnomusicological scholarship than Manuel's engaging and sympathetic overview ... The text is thoroughly documented with reliable, contemporary references; the glossary is a valuable reference tool in itself.' Choiceshow more

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