Yearbook for Traditional Music

Articles from Vol. 41, 2009

A Bibliographic Survey of Kazakh and Kyrgyz Literature on Music
IntroductionThis bibliographical survey covers books dealing with the music of Kazakhstan and the Kyrgyz Republic-two neighbouring countries with strong common historical roots and closely related musical traditions.1 In addition to reviewing books published...
"Aboriginal Dances Were Always in Rings": Music and Dance as a Sign of Identity in the Argentine Chaco
In Argentina, aboriginal music and dance-as part of what UNESCO has called "intangible cultural heritage"-has been overlooked for a long time. During the construction of Argentina as a nation, especially in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries,...
American Aloha: Cultural Tourism and the Negotiation of Tradition
Diamond, Heather A. American Aloha: Cultural Tourism and the Negotiation of Tradition. Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press, 2008. xv, 261 pp., photographs, notes, glossary, references, index.Born in the Romantic era of the nineteenth century, folklore...
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 of Iama/Yam Island, Torres Strait/Mabuygiw Awgadhaw Nawul: Traditional and Contemporary Music and Dance of Mabuiag Island, Torres Strait/Warraber Au Bunyg Wakai: Traditional and Contemporary Music and Dance of Warraber/Sue Island, Torres Strait
AUSTRALIA AND OCEANIABadu Nawul: Traditional and Contemporary Music and Dance from Badu Island, Torres Strait. 2008. Torres Strait Regional Authority TSRA 001. Annotated and produced by Will Kepa, Karl Neuenfeldt, and Nigel Pegrum; accompanying DVD filmed...
Balkan Fascination: Creating an Alternative Music Culture in America
Lausevic, Mirjana. Balkan Fascination: Creating an Alternative Music Culture in America. New York: Oxford University Press. 2007. x, 299 pp., photographs, figures, musical examples, bibliography, discography, notes, appendix, CD/DVD, index.In August...
Blogs by Ethnomusicologists
Review Essay: Blogs by EthnomusicologistsMany Internet users regularly consult "weblogs" or simply "blogs." These "online journals" are an important source for cyber-ethnography, they keep us updated on our friends' lives or simply help us while away...
Colombie: Nafer Durán, Roi Du Vallenato / Colombia: Nafer Durán, King of Vallenato
SOUTH AMERICAColombie: Nafer Durán, Roi du Vallenato / Colombia: Nafer Durán, King of Vallenato. 2008. INEDIT / Maison des Cultures du Monde W 260136. Annotated by Lolita Acosta. 11 pp. (booklet) + 55 pp. (pdf file) of notes in French, English, and Spanish....
Competition as a New Context for the Performance of Balinese Gender Wayang
The purpose of this studyA musical competition is a social event as well as a musical one, raising great interest in the community. Its particularly exciting atmosphere, the enthusiasm of both participants and observers, and the social honour bestowed...
Drumming out a Message: Eisa and Okinawan Diaspora in Japan
Drumming Out a Message: Eisa and Okinawan Diaspora in Japan. 2005. Directed by Yoshitaka Terada. Produced by National Museum of Ethnology, Osaka. In Japanese with English subtitles. 75 minutes, colour, DVD. Not distributed commercially, but can be rented...
ÉThiopie Méridionale, Musique Des Maale: ÉLoges et Bénédictions / Southern Ethiopia, Music of the Maale: Praises and Blessings
AFRICAÉthiopie méridionale, Musique des Maale: Éloges et bénédictions / Southern Ethiopia, Music of the Maale: Praises and Blessings. 2005. Collection Terrains-Fieldworks. INEDIT / Maison des Cultures du Monde W 260120. Recorded and annotated by Hugo...
Ethnomusikologie: Aspekte, Methoden Und Ziele
Simon, Artur. Ethnomusikologie: Aspekte, Methoden und Ziele. Berlin: Simon Verlag für Bibliothekswissen, 2008. 126 pp., figures, photographs, music examples, bibliography.The reviewer has two tasks at hand-to describe the book's content, especially for...
E Vinniru Du Mari ... Federicu / They Came from the Sea ... Federicu/Voci Di Donne: Lavoro, Festa E Devozione Nella Tradizione Siciliana
EUROPEE vinniru du mari ... Federicu / They Came from the Sea ... Federicu. 2004. PAN Records PAN 206. Performed by Taberna Mylænsis. Annotated by Luciano Maio. 7 pp. of notes in English. English translation by Esther van den Brink. 13 colour photographs....
Focus: Music of Northeast Brazil
Crook, Larry. Focus: Music of Northeast Brazil. 2nd ed. Focus on World Music Series. New York: Routledge, 2009. xix, 284 pp., map, photos, musical examples, chronologies, appendix, notes, glossary, bibliography, discography, CD.Larry Crook draws on three...
Folk Music of Pakistan, 1975-76
Folk Music of Pakistan, 1975-76. 2007. By Nazir Ali Jairazbhoy and Amy Catlin-Jairazbhoy. 60 minutes, colour and b/w, DVD. ISBN 1-880519-35-6. Apsara Media for Intercultural Education, http://apsara-media.com.When performances of Pakistan's folk music...
General Editor's Preface
Every even-numbered year, the Yearbook for Traditional Music usually focuses on papers reflecting the themes of the previous year's World Conference. This leaves the Yearbook in odd-numbered years open to contributions on any subject matter. However,...
Gongs, Bells, and Cymbals: The Archaeological Record in Maritime Asia from the Ninth to the Seventeenth Centuries
The growth and expansion of maritime trade in the first millennium CE altered the musical landscape of Asia, from earlier Austronesian and Austroasiatic migrations, to the early contacts with India, China, Arabia, and the continuing navigation towards...
Guest Editor's Preface: Special Section on Music Archaeology
Founded in 1981, the ICTM Study Group for Music Archaeology enjoyed a very prolific period during the 1980s and 1990s. After a series of successful conferences between 1982 and 1996 (Cambridge, UK 1982; Stockholm 1984; Hannover 1986; St. Germain-en-Laye...
Heroic Songs of Manas: Saiakbai Karalaev (1894-1971)
CENTRAL ASIAHeroic Songs of Manas: Saiakbai Karalaev (1894-1971). 2007. Ethnic Series. PAN Records PAN 2054. Annotated and produced by Nazim Nadirov. 15 pp. of notes in English. German to English translation by Bernard Kleikamp, Kyrgyz to Russian translation...
Homemade Hillbilly Jam
Homemade Hillbilly Jam. 2007. Directed by Rick Minnich. Produced by Olaf Jacobs. 80 minutes, colour, DVD. Distributed by First Run Features.Members of the Bilyeu (pronounced "blue") family have been active as amateur and professional musicians in the...
Imposing Harmony: Music and Society in Colonial Cuzco
Baker, Geoffrey. Imposing Harmony: Music and Society in Colonial Cuzco. London and Durham: Duke University Press, 2008. x, 308 pp., notes, photographs, references, index.Five centuries after the Spanish conquest, the music of Catholic ritual continues...
Juan Reynoso: Genius of Mexico's Tierra Caliente
Juan Reynoso: Genius of Mexico's Tierra Caliente. 2003. Arhoolie Productions CD 509. Produced and annotated by Paul Anastasio. 14 pp. of notes in English (including song texts in Spanish). Song text transcriptions and translations by Zac Salem and Lindajoy...
Kazakhstan. le Kobyz: L'ancienne Viole Des Chamans / the Kobyz: The Ancient Viol of the Shamans
Kazakhstan. Le Kobyz: L'ancienne viole des chamans / The Kobyz: The Ancient Viol of the Shamans. 2004. INEDIT / Maison des Cultures du Monde W 260115. Performed by Smagul Umbetbaev and Saían Aqmolda. Recorded by Alim K. Baïgarin and Aliaskar Dastenov....
Klingender Weihnachtskalender
Klingender Weihnachtskalender. Produced by the Österreichisches Volksliedarchiv. Chief editors: Michaela Brodl and Irene Riegler.URL: http://www.volksliedwerk.at/weihnachtskalenderThis unusual website, Klingender Weihnachtskalender (Sounding Christmas...
Laos. Molams et Mohkènes: Chant et Orgue À Bouche / Molams and Mokhenes: Singing and Mouth Organ
SOUTHEAST ASIALaos. Molams et Mohkènes: Chant et orgue à bouche / Molams and Mokhenes: Singing and Mouth Organ. 2009. INEDIT / Maison des Cultures du Monde W 260137. Recorded and annotated by Véronique de Lavenère. 10 pp. (booklet) + 40 pp. (pdf file)...
Laos. Tiao Phün Muang: Musique De L'ancienne Cour De Luang Prabang / Music of the Ancient Court of Luang Prabang
Laos. Tiao Phün Muang: Musique de l'ancienne cour de Luang Prabang / Music of the Ancient Court of Luang Prabang. 2008. Archives internationales de musique populaire, AIMP 81 . Disques VDE-GALLO VDE CD-1213. Recorded and annotated by Jean-Marie Knapp....
Listening to an Earlier Java: Aesthetics, Gender, and the Music of Wayang in Central Java
Weiss, Sarah. Listening to an Earlier Java: Aesthetics, Gender, and the Music of Wayang in Central Java. Leiden: Koninklijk Instituut voor Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde, 2006. viii, 187 pp., glossary, bibliography, index, CD.Listening to an Earlier Java...
Mali. le Chant Des Chasseurs / Hunters' Songs
Mali. Le chant des chasseurs / Hunters' Songs. 2008. Archives internationales de musique populaire, AIMP 84. Disques VDE-GALLO VDE CD-1244. Recorded and annotated by Vincent Zanetti. 31 pp. of notes in French and English. English translation by Isabelle...
Mémoire Vive: Hommages À Constantin Brailoiu/Collection Universelle De Musique Populaire Enregistrée Archives Constantin Brailoiu (1913-1953)/le Fonds Brailoiu
Aubert, Laurent, ed. Mémoire vive: Hommages à Constantin Brailoiu. Genève: Musée d'ethnographie, Infolio "Tabou," 2009. 271 pp., bibliography. Musée d'ethnographie, 65 boulevard Carl-Vogt, Genève, CH-1205. http://musee. ethno@ville-ge.ch.Collection universelle...
Music Archaeology: Some Methodological and Theoretical Considerations
In its broadest sense, music archaeology is the study of the phenomenon of past musical behaviours and sound.1 This cross-disciplinary discipline comprises a series of approaches, including archaeological and musicological perspectives. The basis of...
Music as Social Life: The Politics of Participation
Turino, Thomas. Music as Social Life: The Politics of Participation. Chicago and London: The University of Chicago Press, 2008. xviii, 258 pp., glossary, references, annotated discography, index, CD.Most years between 1969 and 1999 I taught either a...
Music of Myanmar: Buddhist Chant in the Pali Tradition
Music of Myanmar: Buddhist Chant in the Pali Tradition. 2008. Celestial Harmonies 14219-2. Recorded, annotated, and produced by Gretel SchwörerKohl. 90 pp. of notes in English, with Pali and Burmese song texts and their English translations. 7 colour...
New Developments in the Social History of Music and Musicians in Ancient Iraq, Syria, and Turkey
BackgroundThe ancient cultures of Iraq, Syria, and Turkey are distinguished by the existence of extensive documentation in cuneiform script, amongst which are texts concerning music and musicians. Along with a common script, a common corpus of terms...
Nor-Tec Rifa! Electronic Dance Music from Tijuana to the World
Madrid, Alejandro L. Nor-tec Rifa! Electronic Dance Music from Tijuana to the World. New York: Oxford University Press, 2008. xv, 272 pp., photographs, maps, figures, music examples, indication of audio and video tracks online, notes, bibliography, index.Nor-tec...
Out of Babylon: The Music of Bagdadi-Jewish Migrations into Asia and Beyond
CROSS-REGIONAL COLLECTIONOut of Babylon: The Music of Bagdadi-Jewish Migrations into Asia and Beyond. 2007. Celestial Harmonies 13274-2. Recorded by Margaret J. Kartomi and Sara Manasseh. Annotated and produced by Bronia Kornhauser and Margaret J. Kartomi....
Scots-Irish Music
Scots-Irish Music. Produced by Sabine Glasgow and Dick Glasgow.URL: http://www.causewaymusic.co.uk/scots.irish.htmlThis website is concerned with the musical practices which characterize the "Ulster-Scots" revival, sometimes referred to as Scots-Irish...
Siaka, an African Musician
Siaka, an African Musician. 2009. By Hugo Zemp. In French with English subtitles. 79 minutes, colour, DVD. Produced by Sélénium Films, distributed by Süpor XAO.Continuing his masterful series of personalized documentaries, Hugo Zemp here focuses on one...
Skopje Rifai Dervishes. Ilahi's and Zikr Ceremony: For Centuries They Waited, for Years They Celebrated
Skopje Rifai Dervishes. Ilahi's and Zikr Ceremony: For Centuries They Waited, for Years They Celebrated. 2006. PAN Records PAN 2110. Recorded and annotated by Niek Biegman. 15 pp. of notes in English. 7 b/w photographs. 1 compact disc, 11 tracks (76:35).Although...
Songs about the World of Spirits: Shamanistic Song Traditions of the Pur River. Forest Nenets in the Siberian Taiga/"Khynum-The Prayer": Songs of the Nenets
Songs about the World of Spirits: Shamanistic Song Traditions of the Pur River. Forest Nenets in the Siberian Taiga. 2005. Global Music Centre GMCD 0511. Recorded and annotated by Jarkko Niemi. 51 pp. of notes in English. 6 colour, 5 b/w photographs,...
Son Vuäinn: Skolt Sámi Leu'dd from the Kola Peninsula
Son Vuäinn: Skolt Sámi Leu'dd from the Kola Peninsula. 2007. Global Music Centre GMCD 0716. Recorded and annotated by lipo Saastamoinen and Ola Graff. 99 pp. of notes in Finnish and English. English translation by Jarkko Niemi. 3 colour, 7 b/w photographs,...
Sounds of Death and Life in Mesoamerica: The Bone Flutes of Ancient Oaxaca
IntroductionMusic archaeology is an inherently collaborative endeavour, bringing together experts from an array of fields to draw inferences about the physical and social aspects of music in ancient societies. As several authors have noted (Hickmann...
The Best of Lydia Mendoza
NORTH AMERICAThe Best of Lydia Mendoza. 2008. Arhoolie Productions CD 536. Produced and edited by Chris Strachwitz. Annotated by Garth Cartwright and Chris Strachwitz. 40 pp. of notes in English. Song texts transcribed and translated by Antonio Cuellar,...
The Dance Identity of the Vlachs of Lailias Village and Its Transformations over Three Generations
IntroductionDealing with the issue of identity-irrespective of any theoretical orientation-means dealing with the issue of difference in relation to the "other" and the social boundaries that define the "cultural stuff" within and between communities...
The Jew's Harp in Western Europe: Trade, Communication, and Innovation, 1150-1500
In 1999 archaeologists excavated a section of the Hellweg, a medieval road near the present city of Paderborn in northern Germany.1 In the rubble of the road, which was an important east-west trade route, the excavators found a jew's harp,2 deposited...
The On-Line Musical Archives of the Instituto Moreira Salles, Rio De Janeiro
The On-Line Musical Archives of the Instituto Moreira Salles, Rio de Janeiro.URL: http://www.ims.com.brThe Instituto Moreira Salles (IMS), named after the banker Walter Moreira Salles, is a private cultural institution based in Rio de Janeiro.1 Among...
The River of Exchange
The River of Exchange. 2008. Directed and researched by José S. Buenconsejo. In English, some Manobo and Cebuano with English subtitles. Music of Agusan Manobo and Visayan Relations in Caraga, Mindanao, Philippines. 75 minutes, colour, DVD. Produced...
The Significance of Tantric Sects for Drum Practice in the Central Himalayas
Gorakhnath is a tantric figure revered by a number of Hindu Shaivite sects. These sects exist particularly in Nepal, but are also found elsewhere in, or near, the Himalayas in parts of northern India and Bengal. In addition, others in the Himalayas see...
Unearthing China's Informal Musicians: An Archaeological and Textual Study of the Shang to Tang Periods
In the past three decades, the study of music in ancient China has expanded significantly with the discovery of numerous tombs containing musical instruments. These finds have revealed substantial information about ancient music theory and organology....
With Songs They Respond: The Diwan of the Jews from Central Yemen
WEST ASIAWith Songs They Respond: The Diwan of the Jews from Central Yemen. 2006. Anthology of Music Traditions in Israel, 19. The Hebrew University of Jerusalem AMTI 0601. Recorded and annotated by Naomi Bahat-Ratzon and Avner Bahat. 186 pp. of notes...