Music Traditions, Cultures, and Contexts

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Music Traditions, Cultures, and Contexts is a tribute to the ethnomusicologist Beverley Diamond in recognition of her outstanding scholarly accomplishments. The volume includes essays by leading ethnomusicologists and music scholars as well as a biographical introduction.

The book’s contributors engage many of the critical themes in Diamond’s work, including musical historiography, musical composition in historical and contemporary frameworks, performance in diverse contexts, ...

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Overview

Music Traditions, Cultures, and Contexts is a tribute to the ethnomusicologist Beverley Diamond in recognition of her outstanding scholarly accomplishments. The volume includes essays by leading ethnomusicologists and music scholars as well as a biographical introduction.

The book’s contributors engage many of the critical themes in Diamond’s work, including musical historiography, musical composition in historical and contemporary frameworks, performance in diverse contexts, gender issues, music and politics, and how music is nested in and relates to broader issues in society. The essays raise important themes about knowing and understanding musical traditions and music itself as an agent of social, cultural, and political change. Music Traditions, Cultures, and Contexts will appeal to music scholars and students, as well as to a general audience interested in learning about how music functions as social process as well as sound.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781554581771
  • Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier University Press
  • Publication date: 4/19/2010
  • Series: Aboriginal Studies Series
  • Pages: 340
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Robin Elliott taught at University College Dublin for six years before assuming the Jean A. Chalmers Chair in Canadian Music at the University of Toronto in 2002. He has edited several books, including , with Gordon E. Smith, Istvan Anhalt: Pathways and Memory (2001) and with Friedemann Sallis and Kenneth DeLong, Centre and Periphery, Roots and Exile: Interpreting the Music of Istvan Anhalt and György Kurtág (WLU Press, 2009).

Gordon E. Smith is a professor of ethnomusicology at Queen’s University. Formerly director of the School of Music, he is currently Associate Dean in the Faculty of Arts and Science. His recent publications include Istvan Anhalt: Pathways and Memory (with Robin Elliott), Folk Music, Traditional Music, Ethnomusicology: Canadian Perspectives, Past and Present (2007); and Marius Barbeau: Modelling Twentieth-Century Culture (2008).

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations ix

List of Music Illustrations xi

Acknowledgements xiii

Preface xv

1 Beverley Diamond: Life Stories, Academic Directions and Teaching, Research and Scholarly Activity Robin Elliott Gordon E. Smith 1

2 Conversations with Clifford Crawley Beverley Diamond 23

3 Ethnomusicology Critiques Itself: Comments on the History of a Tradition Bruno Nettl 85

4 Is Fieldwork Still Necessary? Ellen Koskoff 101

5 Toward a History of Ethnomusicology's North Americanist Agenda Kay Kaufman Shelemay 113

6 Encountering Oral Performance as Total Musical Fact Regula Burckhardt Qureshi 129

7 You Also Work as a Church Organist? Whatever For? Charlotte J. Frisbie 145

8 The Politics of Organology and the Nova Scotia Banjo: An Essay in Honour of Beverley Diamond Neil V. Rosenberg 181

9 Strategies of Survival: Traditional Music, Politics, and Music Education among Two Minorities of Finland Pirkko Moisala 209

10 Father of Romance, Vagabond of Glory: Two Canadian Composers as Stage Heroes John Beckwith 227

11 Funk and James Brown: Re-Africanization, the Interlocked Groove, and the Articulation of Community Rob Bowman 261

12 On the One: Parliáment/Funkadelic, the Mothership, and Transformation Rob Bowman 269

13 Politics through Pleasure: Party Music in Trinidad Jocelyne Guilbault 279

14 A Festschrift for the Twenty-First Century: Student Voices Kip Pegley Virginia Caputo 295

Appendix: Beverley Diamond-Publications and Lectures 307

Contributors 321

Index 327

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