Yearbook for Traditional Music

Articles from Vol. 40, 2008

A Chinese Cracker: The Making of the Peony Pavilion
A Chinese Cracker: The Making of The Peony Pavilion. 2003. Directed by Derek Bailey. Produced by RM Associates. In English and Chinese with English subtitles. 53 minutes, DVD. Distributed by Films for the Humanities and Sciences. http://www.films.com.This...
An African Brass Band
An African Brass Band. 2006. Directed by Hugo Zemp. Research by Paul Dagri. Produced by Sélénium Films. In French with English subtitles. 73 minutes, colour, DVD. Distributed by Süpor Xao. suporxao@free.fr.Shot in Jacqueville in Côte d'Ivoire in July...
Angola Prison Spirituals
NORTH AMERICAAngola Prison Spirituals. 2003. Arhoolie CD 9036. Recorded by Harry Oster. Annotated by Harry Oster and Chris Strachwitz. 10 pp. of notes in English. 5 b/w photographs. 1 compact disc, 22 tracks (75:16). Recorded in the field in late 1950s.The...
Black Rhythms of Peru: Reviving African Musical Heritage in the Black Pacific
Feldman, Heidi Carolyn. Black Rhythms of Peru: Reviving African Musical Heritage in the Black Pacific. Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press, 2006. ix, 306 pp., photographs, musical illustrations, glossary, notes, references, index.This is an ethnographic...
Blues in the Mississippi Night/Alan Lomax: Blues Songbook
Blues in the Mississippi Night 2003. The Alan Lomax Collection. Rounder CD 82161-1860-2. Recorded by Alan Lomax. Annotated by Alan Lomax and Matthew Barton. Collection produced by Anna L. Chairetakis and Jeffrey A. Greenberg. 38 pp. of notes in English...
Chine. "Le Pêcheur et le Bûcheron": Le Qin, Cithare Des Lettrés / China. "The Fisherman and the Woodcutter": The Qin, Zither of the Literati
EAST ASIAChine. "Le pêcheur et le bûcheron": Le qin, cithare des lettrés / China. "The Fisherman and the Woodcutter": The Qin, Zither of the Literati 2007. Archives Internationales de Musique Populaire, AIMP 82. Disques VDE-Gallo VDE CD-1214. Performed...
Crossing the Bridge: The Sound of Istanbul
Crossing the Bridge: The Sound of Istanbul. 2006. Directed by Fatih Akin. Produced by Intervista Digital Media/Hamburg, Corazon International/Hamburg in co-production with NDR/Hamburg. In German and Turkish with English subtitles. 92 minutes, colour,...
Dagomba Dance Drumming
Dagomba Dance Drumming. Produced by David Locke.URL: https://wikis.uit.tufts.edu/confluence/display/DagombaDanceDrumming/This website from the Music Department at Tufts University carries the tone of a personal and intimate presentation of staff and...
Dema-Music of the Marind Anim: The Verschueren Collection, 1962
AUSTRALIA AND OCEANIADema-Music of the Marina Anim: The Verschueren Collection, 1962. 2008. Anthology of Music from West Papua, 2. PAN Records RMP 4018. Compiled and annotated by Fred Gales and Rein Spoorman. 19 pp. of notes in English. 11 b/w photographs,...
Different Temporalities: The Time of Balinese Gamelan
IntroductionOn my first research trip to Bali, Indonesia, I brought along a reasonably expensive digital metronome with the wrongheaded idea that it would somehow aid my learning gamelan music. In a completely uncharacteristic mistake, Singapore Airlines...
Falak: The Voice of Destiny. Traditional, Popular and Symphonic Music of Tajikistan
CENTRAL ASIAFalak: The Voice of Destiny. Traditional, Popular and Symphonic Music of Tajikistan. 2006. World and Traditional Music Section of the British Library Sound Archive. Topic Records TCSD932D. Recorded, compiled, and annotated by Federico Spinetti....
Female Celebrations in Uzbekistan and Afghanistan: The Power of Cosmology in Musical Rites
Uzbekistan is a Central Asian country with a population of 27 million. It is bordered by Afghanistan to the south, Turkmenistan to the west, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan to the north, and Tajikistan to the east. There is also a large Uzbek population living...
Formal and Informal Methods in the Transmission of a Jewish Sephardi Liturgy
IntroductionThis article examines contemporary methods of transmission of one Sephardi Jewish liturgy. Studies of Jewish liturgical music are scarce, and research on the transmission of Jewish liturgical music is still absent. The study described here...
Functions of Ceremonial Wedding Tunes, Svadobné Nôty, in the Context of Traditional Culture in Slovakia and in a Cross-Cultural Perspective1
Within the varied repertoire of songs sung in the course of the traditional village wedding ceremony in Slovakia, specific songs were performed-usually by women without instrumental accompaniment-at particular, mostly ritual moments with context-appropriate...
Funeral Chants from the Georgian Caucasus
Funeral Chants from the Georgian Caucasus. 2007. Directed by Hugo Zemp. Produced by Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique. English subtitles. 21 minutes, colour, DVD. Distributed by Süpor XAO. suporxao@free.fr.This twenty-one minute unnarrated...
General Editor's Preface
In their preface to this issue, the guest editors discuss the historical legacy that loomed over Vienna as hosts of the 39th World Conference of the International Council for Traditional Music, 4-11 July 2007. They also highlight the importance of folk...
Guest Editors' Preface
Vienna and Berlin share the distinction of having brought ethnomusicology into existence. This history has left future generations of scholars not only a legacy, but a challenge to which hosting the 39th World Conference of the International Council...
Hungarian Heritage House
Hungarian Heritage House.URL: http://heritagehouse.hu (English); http://www.hagyomanyokhaza.hu (Hungarian)The Hungarian Heritage House, founded in 2001, is an institution established for the cultivation of the folk traditions of Central Europe's Carpathian...
Inde. Mahârâshtra: Chants Des Konkanî De Kochi / India. Songs of the Konkanî from Kochi
SOUTH ASIAInde. Mahârâshtra: Chants des Konkanî de Kochi / India. Songs of the Konkanî from Kochi. 2007. Archives Internationales de Musique Populaire, AIMP 80. Disques VDE-Gallo VDE CD-1212. Recorded by Fabrice Contri. Annotated by Fabrice Contri with...
Italian Treasury: Lombardia
EUROPEItalian Treasury: Lombardia. 2005. The Alan Lomax Collection. Rounder Records CD 11661-1871-2. Recorded by Alan Lomax and Diego Carpitella. Selected, compiled, researched, and edited by Goffredo Piastino. Annotated by Bruno Pianta and Ellen Harold....
Kilamên Yêrêvanê [Tunes from Yerevan]: Way Dil [O Heart!]: Seroyê Biro & Sebabê Egîd/Kilamên Yêrêvanê: Kew Hêlûn [Partridge's Nest]/Kilamên Yêrêvanê: Filîtê Quto/Kilamên Yêrêvanê: Emê Gozê/Kilamên Yêrêvanê: Dîyarbekir
Kilamên Yêrêvanê [Tunes from Yerevan]: Way Dil [O Heart!]: Seroyê Biro & Sebabê Egîd. 2000. KOM Müzik CD 058. Produced by Begali Kurnaz. 2 pp. of notes in Kurmanji Kurdish by Cemila Celîl, Keremê Seyad, Wezîrê Eso, and Rojen Barnas. 5 pp. of lyrics....
Madagascar. Vinelo: Maître Du Maro Tady / Vinelo: A Master of the Maro Tady
AFRICAMadagascar. Vinelo: Maître du maro tady / Vinelo: A Master of the Maro Tady. 2004. Archives internationales de musique populaire, AIMP 72. Disques VDEGallo VDE CD-1140. Recorded and annotated by Ron Emoff. 27 pp. of notes in French and English....
Managing Musical Diversity within Frameworks of Western Development Aid: Views from Ukraine, Georgia, and Bosnia and Herzegovina1
Researchers have increasingly begun to critically assess local engagements with globalizing notions of civil society that have been introduced via Western-based supranational political, economic, financial, and cultural programmes (Fischer 1997; Okongwu...
Marshall Islands Musical Transitions: Marshallese String Band Music Today and Yesterday
Marshall Islands Musical Transitions: Marshallese String Band Music Today and Yesterday. 2007. Moonlight Leta Volume 1. Moonlight M001. Distributed by Majuro Music and Arts Society, moonlightmajuro@gmail.com. Compiled by Scott Stege and Ingrid Ahlgren....
Music from Afghan Badakhshan: Az Sharâre Chasm-E Tu Sokhtam (I Am Burning from the Sparks of Your Eyes)
Music from Afghan Badakhshan: Az sharâre chasm-e tu sokhtam (I Am Burning from the Sparks of Your Eyes). 2005. Ethnic Series. PAN Records PAN 2105. Performed by Mehri Maftun and friends. Recorded and annotated by Jan van Belle. 15 pp. of notes in English....
Musique Du Kirghizistan / Music of Kyrgyzstan
Musique du Kirghizistan / Music of Kyrgyzstan. 2005. INEDIT / Maison des Cultures du Monde W 260122. Recorded by Jean During. Annotated by Jean During and Razia Syrdybaeva. 27 pp. of notes in French and English. English translation by Frank Kane. 2 colour,...
Paisajes Sonoros De Un Mundo Coherente: Prácticas Musicales Y Religión En la Sociedad Wichí
García, Miguel A. Paisajes sonoros de un mundo coherente: Prácticas musicales y religión en la sociedad wichí. Buenos Aires, Argentina: Institiuto Nacional de Musicología "Carlos Vega," 2005. 254 pp., figures, musical transcriptions, footnotes, bibliography,...
Palestinian Arab Music: A Maqam Tradition in Practice
Cohen, Dalia, and Ruth Katz. Palestinian Arab Music: A Maqam Tradition in Practice. Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press, 2006. xi, 518 pp., tables, graphs, charts, transcriptions of music and text, appendices, endnotes, bibliography, index,...
Performing Democracy: Bulgarian Music and Musicians in Transition
Buchanan, Donna A. Performing Democracy: Bulgarian Music and Musicians in Transition. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2006. xxiv, 519 pp., photos, table, map, figures, musical examples, bibliography, index, compact disc.Reading is as lonely an...
Play, Jankunú, Play: The Garifuna Wanáragua Ritual of Belize
Play, Jankunú, Play: The Garifuna Wanáragua Ritual of Belize. 2007. Directed by Oliver Greene. In English and Creole with English subtitles. 45 minutes, colour, DVD. Produced and distributed by Documentary Educational Resources. http://www.der.org.Play,...
Poetry and Languid Charm: Swahili Music from Tanzania and Kenya from the 1920s to the 1950s
Poetry and Languid Charm: Swahili Music from Tanzania and Kenya from the 1920s to the 1950s. 2007. World and Traditional Music Section of the British Library Sound Archive. Topic Records TSCD936. Compiled and annotated by Janet Topp Fargion. 15 pp. of...
Polkabilly: How the Goose Island Ramblers Redefined American Folk Music
Leary, James P. Polkabilly: How the Goose Island Ramblers Redefined American Folk Music. American Musicspheres. Mark Slobin, series editor. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2006. 259 pp., photographs, maps, timeline, glossary, discography,...
"Pride and Prejudice": The Preservation of the Icelandic Rímur Tradition
The Iðunn Society of Intoners and Versifiers (Kvæðamannafélagið Iðunn)1 was founded in Reykjavik in 1929.2 Iðunn set out to protect the practice of rímur-intoning and versification (kveðskapur) and immediately took very strong ownership of the means...
Real Country: Music and Language in Working-Class Culture
Fox, Aaron A. Real Country: Music and Language in Working-Class Culture. Durham and London: Duke University Press, 2004. xv, 363 pp., black and white photographs, notes on transcription conventions, endnotes, bibliographic references, index of song titles,...
Review Essay: YouTube.com for Ethnomusicology
Review essay: YouTube.com for Ethnomusicology.URL: http://www.youtube.comReviewing YouTube.com is almost as daunting as reviewing the entire Internet. Even focusing solely on its music and dance content, one still faces a vast and everexpanding library...
Siaka Sidibé Ensemble, Sidikiba Keita: Hunter's Harp Music from Mali
Siaka Sidibé Ensemble, Sidikiba Keita: Hunter's Harp Music from Mali. 2008. Ethnic Series. PAN Records PAN 2108. Recorded, compiled, and annotated by Clemens Zobel. 12 pp. of notes in English. 2 colour, 5 b/w photographs. 1 compact disc, 12 tracks (61:26)....
Small Voices Doomed-A Keynote
"Small Voices Doomed" is the symbolic title of my presentation. I could have said "Soft Voices Doomed" to express the fact that we are living in an era in which loud and persistent voices tend to prevail. Technologies for the amplification and multiplication...
Spiritual Folk Singing: Nordic and Baltic Protestant Traditions
Bak, Kirsten Sass, and Svend Nielsen, ed. Spiritual Folk Singing: Nordic and Baltic Protestant Traditions. Copenhagen: Forlaget Kragen, 2006. 283 pp., contents, introduction, musical examples, maps, notes, literature lists, contents of compact discs,...
The Art of the Early Egyptian Qanun
WEST ASIAThe Art of the Early Egyptian Qanun. 2008. Ontario Arts Council / Conseil des Arts de l'Ontario. ISBN 978-0-9809661-0-7. Distributed by http://www. georgedimitrisawa.com. Performed by the Traditional Arabic Music Ensemble. Annotated by George...
The Devil's Horn: Brassband Traditions from the Highlands of Bolivia
SOUTH AMERICAThe Devil's Horn: Brassband Traditions from the Highlands of Bolivia. 2008. Ethnic Series. PAN Records PAN 2191. Recorded and annotated by Miranda van der Spek. 19 pp. of notes in English. 2 colour, 8 b/w photographs. 1 compact disc, 18...
The Pure Drop: An Exploration and Celebration of World Music
The Pure Drop: An Exploration and Celebration of World Music. Produced by Thomas Ashelford, et al., in association with AFC/Ethel. 2007.URL: http://thepuredrop.com.au/The website invites users to embark on a virtual exploration and celebration of musics...
The Sidi Malunga Project: Rejuvenating the African Musical Bow in India
The Sidi Malunga Project: Rejuvenating the African Musical Bow in India. 2004. By Nazir Jairazbhoy and Amy Jairazbhoy. In English with English subtitles. 42 minutes, colour, DVD. ISBN 1-880519-28-3. Apsara Media for Intercultural Education. http://www.apsara-media.com.This...
The Spanish Recordings: Basque Country: Biscay and Guipuzcoa/The Spanish Recordings: Basque Country: Navarre
The Spanish Recordings: Basque Country: Biscay and Guipuzcoa. 2004. The Alan Lomax Collection. Rounder Records CD 82161-1772-2. Recorded by Alan Lomax, assisted by Jeanette Bell and Eduardo Torner. Selected, compiled, researched, edited, and annotated...
The Spanish Recordings: Ibiza and Formentera: The Pityusic Islands
The Spanish Recordings: Ibiza and Fermentera: The Pityusic Islands. 2006. The Alan Lomax Collection. Rounder Records CD 11661-1770-2. Recorded by Alan Lomax, assisted by Jeanette Bell and Eduardo Torner. Selected, compiled, researched, edited, and annotated...
Tribal Zakhchin Music of Western Mongolia: Zastiin Nogoodoi
Tribal Zakhchin Music of Western Mongolia: Zastiin Nogoodoi. 2007. No label or label number. Distributed by zakhchinmusic@yahoo.de. Performed by Otgonbayar Chuluunbaatar and Wolfgang Hofer. Annotated by Otgonbayar Chuluunbaatar. 7 pp. of notes in English....
Tropicália
Tropicália. Produced by Ana de Oliveira.URL: http://tropicalia.uol.com.br/site_english/intemas/index.phpThe site was first launched in 2000 by Itaú Cultural Rumos Novas Mídias, but in 2007 it was awarded a Petrobrás grant so that it could be updated...
Vietnam: Musiques Vocales Des Plaines Du Nord / Vietnam: Vocal Music from the Northern Plains (Ca Trù, Hát Chèo, Quan Ho)
SOUTHEAST ASIAVietnam: Musiques vocales des plaines du nord / Vietnam: Vocal Music from the Northern Plains (Ca Trù, Hát Chèo, Quan Ho). 2006. Archives Internationales de Musique Populaire, AIMP 79. Disques VDE-Gallo VDE CD-1207. Recorded and annotated...
Voices of Jerusalem: Eastern Church Music
Voices of Jerusalem: Eastern Church Music 2006. Largo Records 5151. Recorded and annotated by Ury Eppstein. 13 pp. of notes in English. 1 colour photograph. 1 compact disc, 30 tracks (68:53).Voices of Jerusalem is a treasury of chants and songs of various...
West Philadelphia Music
West Philadelphia Music. Produced by Carol Muller and Tim Rommen.URL: http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/music/westphillymusic/The University of Pennsylvania's West Philadelphia Music site asserts that community service is its primary reason for being. It is...
Wurrurrumi Kun-Borrk: Songs from Western Arnhem Land
Wurrurrumi Kun-Borrk: Songs from Western Arnhem Land. 2007. The Indigenous Music of Australia CD 1. Distributed by Sydney University Press, http://www.sup.usyd.edu.au. Composed by Kevin Djimarr. Performed by Kevin Djimarr, James Iyuna, Jimmy Djarrbbarali,...
Zithers of East Asia: Extension of Silk Strings and Diversity of Sounds
Zithers of East Asia: Extension of Silk Strings and Diversity of Sounds. 2007. Edited by Iguchi Junko. Produced by the Osaka College of Music. Published by Kyogei Music Publishers. In Japanese and Chinese with Japanese captions. 109 minutes, colour,...