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by Elijah Wald

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ISBN:
0415979307
Author:
Elijah Wald
Category:
Music
Language:
English
Publisher:
Routledge; 1 edition (November 11, 2006)
Pages:
336 pages
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1466 kb
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Rating:
4.9
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Elijah Wald, musician, author, and former world music critic from the Boston Globe, offers some answers of his own through the voices of over 75 musicians profiled in this new collection.

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As the fastest growing sector of the . music market, world music has embedded itself in the fabric of American life. Artists such as Peter Gabriel, Paul Simon and the Talking Heads have all utilized characteristics of the "world" sound in their music, while international performers are enjoying unexpected fame in the .

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World Music has made ethnomusicologists of us all, attempting to understand where music comes from and what it means. Elijah Wald, musician, author, and former world music critic from the Boston Globe, offers some answers of his own through the voices of over 75 musicians profiled in this new collection. Perhaps the most significant contribution of Global Minstrels is the way it helps to rehumanize the discussion of world music by allowing the voices of the artists themselve. o be heard above the din of academic debate.

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As the fastest growing sector of the U.S. music market, world music has embedded itself in the fabric of American life. Artists such as Peter Gabriel, Paul Simon and the Talking Heads have all utilized characteristics of the "world" sound in their music, while international performers are enjoying unexpected fame in the U.S. At the same time, in an era of unprecedented immigration and globalization, people all over the world are using music as way to preserve their local and ethnic identity.

Global Minstrels: Voices of World Music is an accessible introduction to international music and culture. Including conversations with dozens of artists from five continents, it explores the breadth of the world music experience through the voices of the musicians themselves. In the process, it gives a unique view of the interactions of a globalizing society and introduces readers to some of the most fascinating and thoughtful artists working on the current scene. Artists profiled include Oumou Sangare, Caetano Veloso, Ravi Shankar, Paco de Lucía, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, and many more.

  • Shaktit
What is not world music? If a Greek musician performs rap or mainstream jazz, is it world music? Elijah Wald, the author, musician, and globetrotter who interviewed these many musicians, provides us with much more than what appears in album press releases or liner notes. His insightful commentaries within each profile, in addition to the regional introductions, are excellent and give the reader a greater understanding of what is regarded as world music and how such musicians balance their traditions and roots with modern audience expectations and desires. Some 65 artists from around the planet are profiled. Even the United States is included, as Hawai'ian and Native American indigenous musicians certainly meet the criteria. Selection is, of course, a personal and pragmatic decision, but I find myself in large agreement and would have included nearly all the representatives. The quality of each section varies with the artist, owing to their own analyses and, I assume, familiarity with English, but even the popular, well-interviewed musicians offer new observations about their art and industry. This, therefore, is a fine book (think gift!) for the world music aficionado and ethnomusicologist. This grand survey will also enrich the curious listener who desires to learn about different world musics and musicians.
  • Chinon
This is a tremendous anthology of homosexual scholarship on classical music. Particularly persuasive is the chapter in which Schubert is 'outed' with reference to his 'Unfinished' 8th Symphony. Who could deny that the deviant use of harmony constitutes anything other than overwhelming proof of his sexual inclinations? I whole-heartedly support the author's view that Schubert's body should be exhumed and interred in a specialist gay cemetery. The well-substantiated accusation that Ives' music is 'homophobic' is quite startling and forces one to question whether his music is valid in the more tolerant society of today. This is a most objective foray into music that should be compulsory reading to all.