Brass Bands of the World: Militarism, Colonial Legacies, and Local Music Making

Brass Bands of the World: Militarism, Colonial Legacies, and Local Music Making


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ISBN-13: 9781409444220
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 10/28/2013
Series: SOAS Musicology Series
Pages: 268
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Suzel Ana Reily is a Reader in Ethnomusicology and Social Anthropology at Queen’s University Belfast. She has published widely on Brazilian music, focusing on local community traditions, such as choirs, brass bands and local folk groups. Katherine Brucher is an Assistant Professor of Music at the DePaul University School of Music in Chicago, Illinois, USA. She has published on the music of Portugal and Portuguese diaspora communities, music and migration, and global wind band traditions.

Table of Contents

Contents: Foreword, Charles Keil; Introduction: the world of brass bands, Katherine Brucher and Suzel Ana Reily; Brass and military bands in Britain - performance domains, the factors that construct them and their influence, Trevor Herbert; Western challenge, Japanese musical response: military bands in modern Japan, Sarah McClimon; Battlefields and the field of music: South Korean military band musicians and the Korean War, Heejin Kim; From processions to encontros: the performance niches of the community bands of Minas Gerais, Brazil, Suzel Ana Reily; The representational power of the New Orleans brass band, Matt Sakakeeny; Soldiers of God: the spectacular musical ministry of the Christmas bands in the Western Cape, South Africa, Sylvia Bruinders; Composing identity and transposing values in Portuguese amateur wind bands, Katherine Brucher; Playing away: liminality, flow and communitas in an Ulster flute band’s visit to a Scottish Orange parade, Gordon Ramsey; From village to world'stage: the malleability of Sinaloan popular brass bands, Helena Simonett; Bibliography; Discography; Index.

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