Music for Being

the world of music Vol. 51(2) - 2009

Guest Editor: Helen Simonett



Roger W. H. Savage: Being, Transcendence and the Ontology of Music
Meilu Ho: A True Self Revealed: Song and Play in Pushti Marg Liturgical Service
Helena Simonett: Narrativity and Selfhood in Mayo-Yoreme Mortuary Rituals
Deborah Kapchan: Learning to Listen: The Sound of Sufism in France
Rebecca D. Sager: My Song is My Bond: Haitian Vodou Singing and the Transformation of Being
Jean Kidula: Transcending Time, Empowering Space: (Re)iterating a Logooli/Luyia/Kenyan Song

Book Reviews (Helena Simonett, ed.)
N. Ross Crumrine: Zoila S. Mendoza, Creating Our Own: Folklore, Performance, and Identity in Cuzco, Peru
Megwen Loveless: Sean Stroud, The Defense of Tradition in Brazilian Popular Music: Politics, Culture and the Creation of Musica Popular Brasileira
Shalini Ayyagari: Andrew Alter, Dancing with Devtas: Drums, Power and Possession in the Music of Garhwal, North India
Sally Treloyn: Fiona Richards (ed.), The Soundscapes of Australia: Music, Place and Spirituality
Jeffrey A. Jones: Garth L. Green and Philip W. Scher (eds.), Trinidad Carnival: The Cultural Politics of a Transnational Festival; Shannon Dudley, Music from Behind the Bridge: Steelband Spirit and Politics in Trinidad and Tobago; Kevin K. Birth, Bacchanalian Sentiments: Musical Experience and Political Counterpoints in Trinidad
François Borel: Jacqueline Cogdell DjeDje, Fiddling in West Africa: Touching the Spirit in Fulbe, Hausa, and Dagbamba Cultures
Shannon Dudley: Thomas Turino, Music as Social Life: The Politics of Participation
Carol A. Hess: Susan Thomas, Cuban Zarzuela: Performing Race and Gender on Havana’s Lyric Stage
Jadranka Vazanova: Hana Urbancova, Travnice. Lucne piesne na Slovensku: Ku geneze, strukture a premenam piesnoveho zanru [Travnice. The Meadow Songs in Slovakia: A Contribution to the Origins, Structure, and Transformations of a Song Genre]
Virginia Danielson: Kathleen Hood, Music in Druze Life: Ritual, Values and Performance Practice
Angela Impey: Jürgen Schöpf, The Serankure and Music in Tlokweng, Botswana
Wim van Zanten: Lisa Gilman, The Dance of Politics: Gender, Performance, and Democratization in Malawi
Veit Erlmann: Jeremy Wallach, Modern Noise, Fluid Genres: Popular Music in Indonesia, 1997-2001
Lei Ouyang Bryant: Helen Rees, ed., Lives in Chinese Music

Recording Reviews (Dan Bendrups, ed.)
Helen Black: An Extended Review of New Recordings of Music from the Torres Strait: Mabuygiw Awgadhaw Nawul: Traditional and Contemporary Music and Dance of Mabuiag Island, Torres Strait. Badu Nawul: Traditional and Contemporary Music and Dance from Badu Island, Torres Strait. Iama Wakai Tusi/Voices of Iama: Traditional and Contemporary Music and Dance from Iama/Yam Island. Torres Strait Regional Authority TSRA 001-003 (2008)
Elaine Dobson: Play the Saluang Flute, Use Your Fifth Finger: Lyrical Songs from Payakumbuh, West Sumatra. Institute of Cultural and Social Studies, Leiden University NUR 055 (2002)


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