About the Author
Philip Ciantar is Lecturer in music at the Music Department of the School of Performing Arts, University of Malta. He teaches courses in ethnomusicology, World Music, oral music traditions of the Mediterranean, semiotics of music and harmony. He contributed with entries on Maltese traditional music to the New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians and on Malta and Libya for the Continuum Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World. His current research interests include Maltese popular music, North African music, Libyan music, learning styles of the world’s musicians and World Music analysis. In addition to his work in ethnomusicology he is also active as a composer.
Table of Contents
Contents: Preface; Libya: society, culture and music; The Nawba in North Africa and in Libya; The Ma’lufal-ldha’a: change, continuity and contemporary practices; The musical making of Ma’luf; The Libyan Ma’luf in the realm of Arab music aesthetics; Epilogue; Glossary; Bibliography; Index.