Playing across a Divide: Israeli-Palestinian Musical Encounters

Playing across a Divide: Israeli-Palestinian Musical Encounters

by Benjamin Brinner

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Product Details

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

About 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.

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

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