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Underground Harmonies: Music and Politics in the Subways of New York
     

Underground Harmonies: Music and Politics in the Subways of New York

by Susie J. Tanenbaum
 

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This is the first book on New York's subway musicians—modern troubadours who perform on platforms, mezzanines, and even trains pounding through the city. Illustrating her account with captivating photos, Susie J. Tanenbaum draws on interviews with musicians and their audiences to explore both the vibrant culture and the intricate politics of subway music.

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This is the first book on New York's subway musicians—modern troubadours who perform on platforms, mezzanines, and even trains pounding through the city. Illustrating her account with captivating photos, Susie J. Tanenbaum draws on interviews with musicians and their audiences to explore both the vibrant culture and the intricate politics of subway music.

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"A community activist details the culture and conflicts of New York subway music, from bucket-drummers to city bureaucrats."—Kirkus Reviews, June 15, 1995

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ISBN-13:
9780801482229
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
Publication date:
07/28/1995
Series:
Anthropology of Contemporary Issues Series
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

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