Playing across a Divide: Israeli-Palestinian Musical Encounters

Overview

In the last decade of the twentieth century, Israelis and Palestinians saw the signing of the Oslo Peace Accords, the establishment of the Palestinian Authority, the assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, and the escalation of suicide bombings and retaliations in the region. During this tumultuous time, a handful of collaborations between Israeli and Palestinian musicians coalesced into a significant musical scene informed by these extremes of hope and despair on...

See more details below
Paperback (New Edition)
$24.13
BN.com price
(Save 10%)$26.95 List Price
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (9) from $6.50   
  • New (3) from $23.95   
  • Used (6) from $6.50   
Playing across a Divide: Israeli-Palestinian Musical Encounters

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK
  • NOOK HD/HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$10.49
BN.com price
(Save 38%)$16.99 List Price

Overview

In the last decade of the twentieth century, Israelis and Palestinians saw the signing of the Oslo Peace Accords, the establishment of the Palestinian Authority, the assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, and the escalation of suicide bombings and retaliations in the region. During this tumultuous time, a handful of collaborations between Israeli and Palestinian musicians coalesced into a significant musical scene informed by these extremes of hope and despair on both national and personal levels.

Following the bands Bustan Abraham and Alei Hazayit, and the collaborative projects of Israeli artist Yair Dalal, Playing Across a Divide demonstrates the possibility of musical alternatives to violent conflict and hatred in an intensely contested, multicultural environment. These artists' music drew from Western, Middle Eastern, Central Asian, and Afro-diasporic musical practices, bridging differences and finding innovative solutions to the problems inherent in combining disparate musical styles and sources. Creating this new music brought to the forefront contrasting assumptions about sound production, melody, rhythm, hybridity, ensemble interaction, and improvisation. Author Benjamin Brinner traces the tightly interconnected field of musicians and the people and institutions that supported them, as they and their music circulated within the region and along international circuits. Brinner argues that the linking of Jewish and Arab musicians' networks, the creation of new musical means of expression, and the repeated enactment of culturally productive musical alliances provide a unique model for mutually respectful and beneficial coexistence in a chronically disputed land.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"[A] thoroughly researched, insightful examination of Israeli-Palestinian musical interactions throughout the past two decades...The innovative use of the Internet--users are directed to audio tracks online--enlarges the usefulness of the book, and photos help to personalize the musicians discussed...An important account of the initial impetus for the cross-fertilization of music in the Israeli-Palestinian present." --Choice

"A pioneering study...Brinner's book marks an important shift in scholarship on Israel generally: perhaps its most important contribution, in fact, lies in furthering recognition of Israeli popular and ethnic music as a significant focus for research, and an important lens into key questions in the development of Israeli society, culture and politics." --Musica Judaica Online Reviews

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195395945
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 12/21/2009
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 1,178,255
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Benjamin Brinner is Professor in the Department of Music, U.C. Berkeley, and winner of ASCAP's Deems Taylor Award for Knowing Music, Making Music. He has studied and taught music in the U.S. and Israel, and conducted research in Indonesia and Israel.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Part I Setting the Stage

1 First Encounters 3

2 Arab Musicians in Israel and the West Bank 37

3 Israeli Musical Life 67

Part II Musicians, Bands, Networks

4 Alei Hazayit 99

5 Bustan Abraham 113

6 Two Bands, Two Interactive Musical Networks 131

7 Yair Dalai 149

8 A Larger Network—The Ethnic Music Scene in Israel 163

Part III New Forms of Musical Expression

9 Musical Mixtures—Fusion of Styles and Styles of Fusion 215

10 Bustan Abraham's Approaches to Composition and Improvisation 265

Part IV Roots and Routes

11 Representations of Place and Time 291

12 Roots in the Past, Routes to the Future 305

Audio Recordings 327

Glossary 329

References 331

Index 34

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)