World Music: The Rough Guide, First Edition

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The Rough Guide to World Music spans the music of seventy different countries and regions - everything from salsa to soukous, cajun to calypso, rai to qawwali. The detailed coverage brings together more than sixty expert contributors, whose feature articles take in the music to be seen and heard live around the globe, as well as on record. Major pieces are backed up by interviews with the key groups and artists, translations of lyrics, and extensive reviews and discographies. Whether you've discovered world music...
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The Rough Guide to World Music spans the music of seventy different countries and regions - everything from salsa to soukous, cajun to calypso, rai to qawwali. The detailed coverage brings together more than sixty expert contributors, whose feature articles take in the music to be seen and heard live around the globe, as well as on record. Major pieces are backed up by interviews with the key groups and artists, translations of lyrics, and extensive reviews and discographies. Whether you've discovered world music through Paul Simon or Ali Farka Toure, David Byrne or the Bhundu Boys, Celia Cruz or Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, the Rough Guide is guaranteed to expand your horizons... and your CD, cassette and record collection!
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Hats off to anyone with the guts to publish a guide purporting to deal with all the music in the world-and hats off twice to the editors of this book, who have succeeded not only in providing such a guide but in doing so with wit, succintness, and mind-boggling thoroughness. And talk about user-friendly-the table of contents consists of a big world map with boxes pointing to various regions and directing the reader to the appropriate chapter. Each musical style is given a brief but thorough overview, while sidebars provide information about especially significant artists. Every section ends with a selective discography. It doesn't seem that any musical tradition of any importance has been left out: you'll find essays here on everything from Colombian vailenata music to Moroccan chaaoi. What could have been unwieldy sprawl is made easily manageable by an exhaustive index. Given the price, this guide is budget-friendly, too, and should be considered an essential resource for even the most limited music collection.-Rick Anderson, Contoocook, N.H.
Philadelphia Inquirer

The most impressive reference work of the year.<\P>

Andy Kershaw

A work of lunatic scholarship--Andy Kershaw, BBC Radio 1<\P>

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781858280172
  • Publisher: Rough Guides, Limited
  • Publication date: 11/1/1994
  • Series: Mini Rough Guide Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Pages: 720
  • Product dimensions: 6.60 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 The Celtic World 1
Irish Soul: Irish traditional music has fed into the mainstream for decades - and it's not lying down yet awhile 5
The Curse of the White Heather Club: Scottish music has survived Andy Stewart 16
Harps, Bards and Punks: The forgotten music of Wales 23
The Breton Accent: Spurred by Lorient and Alan Stivell, Breton music is in bon sante 28
The New English Roots: A long way from Morris dancing and incest ballads 32
Ch. 2 From the Baltic to the Balkans 43
The Midnight Sound: Scandinavia's Finn-led folk revival 45
Nowt So Queer As Volk!: Alpine folk and the phenomenon that is Alpunk 54
In Search of Gorale: Polish highland music and its neighbours 57
A Musical Mother Tongue: Hungary's Magyar and Gypsy traditions 59
A Cultural Fault Line: The wild sounds of Romania and Transylvania 65
The Voice Mystery: Bulgaria's strange polyphony 74
Balkan Beats: Music and nationalism in the former Yugoslavia 83
Albanian Epics: Songs from the land of clear speech 95
Baltic to Baikal: The music of Russia and the New Republics spans continents 99
Ch. 3 Mediterranean and Maghreb 109
Wind, Strings and Thunder: Instruments of the Maghreb and Middle East 111
Markets, Moussems, Mosques: Music of the Kingdom of Morocco 115
Black and White Ways: Music of Mauritania 123
Thursday Night Fever: Algerian Rai 126
A Wild, Savage Feeling: The roots and revival of Flamenco 134
Chasing the Fado: Portuguese Blues 144
Songs of Hash and Heartache: Rembetika and the folk music of Greece 148
Rondo a la Ataturk: Music of Turkey 160
Ch. 4 The Nile and the Gulf 167
Partner of Poetry: Music of the Arab World 169
Struggle for a Music: Palestinian sounds of the Intifada and after 176
Four Superstars of Cairo: Key figures of Twentieth-Century Egyptian Classical Song 179
Cairo Hit Factory: Modern Egyptian music - al-Jil, Shaabi and Nubian 182
Yearning to Dance: Sudan is the bridge of Africa and Arabia 190
Ethiopian Groove: Welcome to the land of wax and gold 198
Ch. 5 The Indian Subcontinent 205
Where the Elite Meet: The Mahfil performance and its meaning 207
Raags and Riches: Classical Music of India and Pakistan 209
Bollywood Nights: The Voices behind the Stars of Indian Film Music 219
Songs of Praise: Qawwali - the Sufi devotional music of Pakistan 222
Bhangra Bandwagon: Asian Music in Britain 228
Folk Roots of India: Mousetrap at the centre of the universe 233
The Hills are Alive: Music from the mountains and valleys of Nepal 235
Teahouse Epics: Folk and Classical music of Afghanistan 238
Ch. 6 West Africa 241
Music Created by God: The art of the Manding Jalis of Mali and Cumea 213
River Spirit Blues: Songs of Mali's Ali Farka Toure 260
Our Culture: Senegambian stars are here to stay 263
Sweet Sorrow: The music of Cape Verde 274
Naka and Kaba: Guitarists from Guinea-Bissau 281
Palm-Wine Sounds: Sierra Leonean music for the afternoon 283
Ivory Towers: The Abidjan recording industry 284
Gold Coast: Highlife and roots rhythms of Ghana 287
La Diabolique: Benin's world rocker Angelique Kidjo 298
Juju Garbage: Nigeria's gifts to the world 300
Ch. 7 Central and East Africa 311
Heart of Danceness: The music of Zaire 313
Makossa I Bikutsi I: Cameroon - music of a small continent 324
Equatorial Guinea Boys: Music of Bioko Island 333
Land of Lundum: Music of Sao Tome and Principe 335
Until Morning: The Life and times of Kenyan pop 337
Swahili Musical Party: Islamic Taarab music of East Africa 349
Marashi Ya Dar Es Salaam: Dance with style - the flavour of Dar Es Salaam 355
Mad About Madagascar: Indian Ocean music from southeast Africa 363
Ch. 8 Southern Africa 371
Township Jive: From pennywhistle to bubblegum - the music of South Africa 373
Hip Kings, Hip Queens: The story of South African jazz, at home and overseas 391
Put More Zesa!: Jit, Mbira and Chimurenga - music of Zimbabwe 396
Kalindula Bandwagon: A rough guide to Zambian pop 408
Musical Youth: As heard on Malawi Broadcasting Corporation 410
A Luta Continua: Music in Lusophone Africa - Angola and Mozambique 412
Ch. 9 The Far East 415
A Storm of Bronze: Gamelan - the enchanted music of Java and Bali 417
Beyond the Gamelan: The wild world of Indonesian pop 425
At the Crossroads: Malaysian music fights for survival 433
Not all the World is America: Freddy Aguilar and Filipino Folk
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