First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
BooknewsThis encyclopedia/CD-ROM package leads readers on a musical expedition into the cultures of many of the 242 ethnic groups of Southeast Asia. Articles by international contributors with direct fieldwork and performing experience document music as a cultural phenomenon vital to all aspects of Southeast Asian life. Opens with an overview of the entire region, then turns to themes and concepts common to the region as a whole, and investigates musical practices in each region, with articles on topics from religious music to rock. Includes b&w photos and maps, discographies, a filmography, and CD-ROM of music. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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