Global Minstrels

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World music is the fastest growing sector of the U.S. music market. Artists such as Ry Cooder, Paul Simon and the Talking Heads have utilized "world" sounds in their work, and international performers draw crowds across the country. At the same time, in an era of unprecedented immigration and globalization, people all over the world are using music as way to preserve their local and ethnic identity.

Global Minstrels explores the breadth of the world music experience through the ...

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Global Minstrels: Voices of World Music

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Overview

World music is the fastest growing sector of the U.S. music market. Artists such as Ry Cooder, Paul Simon and the Talking Heads have utilized "world" sounds in their work, and international performers draw crowds across the country. At the same time, in an era of unprecedented immigration and globalization, people all over the world are using music as way to preserve their local and ethnic identity.

Global Minstrels explores the breadth of the world music experience through the voices of the musicians themselves. It provides an accessible introduction to the international music scene and a unique view of the interactions of a globalizing society, and brings readers close to fascinating and thoughtful artists from five continents, including Caetano Veloso, Ravi Shankar, Paco de Lucia, Oumou Sangare, and King Sunny Ade.

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Editorial Reviews

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"Whether you enjoy flamenco, salsa, tango or township tunes, Global Minstrels will extend and update your musical knowledge."—The City Paper, Nashville

"World Music has made ethnomusicologists of us all, attempting to understand where music comes from and what it means. Elijah Wald, musician, author, and former world music critic from the Boston Globe, offers some answers of his own through the voices of over 75 musicians profiled in this new collection."—Dirty Linen

"Perhaps the most significant contribution of Global Minstrels is the way it helps to rehumanize the discussion of world music by allowing the voices of the artists themselves...to be heard above the din of academic debate."—Ethnomusicology

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415979290
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 9/1/2006
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Elijah Wald is a writer and musician who speaks several languages and has travelled widely around the world, first as a hitchhiking street musician and later as a somewhat more serious researcher. His books include Escaping the Delta: Robert Johnson and the Invention of the Blues (2004); Narcocorrido: A Journey into t he Music of Drugs, Guns, and Guerrillas (2001); Josh White: Society Blues (2000, 2002) and River of Song: Music Along the Mississippi (1998; with John Junkerman).

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Table of Contents


Preface and Acknowledgments     IX
Introduction     XIII
Africa     1
South Africa
Ladysmith Black Mambazo     4
Zimbabwe
Ephat Mujuru and Stella Chiweshe     7
Mali
Ali Farka Toure     11
Oumou Sangare     17
Congo
Tabu Ley Rochereau     21
Lucien Bokilo     26
Kenya
Fadhili William     29
Nigeria
Sir Victor Uwaifo     33
King Sunny Ade     38
Madagascar
Tarika Sammy     42
Cape Verde
The Mendes Brothers     46
The Caribbean     53
Haiti
Tabou Combo     55
Emeline Michel     59
Trinidad
The Mighty Sparrow     64
Dominican Republic
Maria Diaz     67
Fulanito     70
Puerto Rico
El Gran Combo     74
Yomo Toro     77
New York
Ruben Blades     82
Cuba
Eliades Ochoa and Compay Segundo     85
Los Van Van     92
La Charanga Habanera and Gema 4     94
Latin America     99
Argentina
Mercedes Sosa     101
Sandra Luna     104
Peru
Susana Baca     110
Brazil
Gilberto Gil     113
Caetano Veloso     116
Olodum     122
Daniela Mercury     124
Mexico
Los Tigres del Norte     127
Europe     133
Italy
Paolo Conte     136
Portugal
Misia     139
Greece
George Dalaras     144
Haris Alexiou     147
Turkey
Barbaros Erkose     150
Hungary
Muzsikas and Marta Sebestyen     153
Kalman Balogh     159
Scotland
Norman Kennedy     162
Dick Gaughan     167
France
Alan Stivell     169
Afro-European Music
Les Nubians     172
Flamenco     177
Mainstream Flamenco
Carmen Cortes and Manuel Soler     178
Paco de Lucia     182
Carmen Linares     187
Rumba
Gipsy Kings     191
Arab Fusions
Radio Tarifa     194
North Africa and the Arab World     199
Andalusian Music
Hadj Mohamed Tahar Fergani     201
Morocco
The Master Musicians of Jajouka     204
Algeria
Khaled     207
The Classical Tradition
Simon Shaheen and Nassir Shemma      211
Iraq
Mahmood Anwar     215
Western and Central Asia     219
Turkey
Cinucen Tanrikorur     220
Iran
Kayhan Kalhor     222
Pakistan
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan     228
India
Purna Das and the Bauls of Bengal     231
North Indian Classical Music
Ali Akbar Khan     235
Ravi Shankar     241
East Asia     245
China
Wu Man     246
Japan
Ondekoza and Kodo     250
The United States     257
Hawaii
Raymond Kane     258
Dennis Kamakahi     261
Native American Music
The Iron River Singers     266
Mexican Music
Jessie Morales "El Original de la Sierra"     271
Recommended Listening     277
Index     287
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    I have not read the book TAP ON ME!!!!

    I have not read the book but i have been in the show 2 times and it us an awesome musical

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