Western Music and Its Others: Difference, Representation, and Appropriation in Music

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rights, this rejoicing is burdened. The worry is that Jacques Attali's Noise, however dramatic and freewheeling, might be more correct than not: “Mimesis eliminates all obstacles to murder, all scapegoats.” 59 Either way, readers of Colin Turnbull's ethnographies are now inevitably forced to consider a more nuanced, ironic, or cynical reading of his exegesis of the Mbuti saying akami amu ndura, “noise kills the forest.”


DISCOGRAPHY

Aka Pygmy Music, Auvidis D8054 (1973; reissue 1994).

Baka Beyond, Spirit of the Forest, Rykodisc/Hannibal HNCD 1377 (1993).

Baka Beyond, The Meeting Pool, Rykodisc/Hannibal HNCD 1388 (1995).

Bayaka: The Extraordinary Music of the BaBenzélé Pygmies and Sounds of their Forest Home, Ellipsis Arts CD 3490 (1995).

Frances Bebey, Akwaaba, Original Music OMCD 005 (1985).

Frances Bebey, Lambaréné Schweitzer, Disques Ceddia (Amaya No. 2) CED 001 (1993).

Frances Bebey, Nandolo/With Love (Works 1963–1994), Original Music OMCD 027 (1995).

Cameroon: Baka Pygmy Music, Auvidis D8029 (1977; reissue 1990).

Centrafrique: Anthologie de la Musique des Pygmées Aka, Ocora C559012 13 (1978; reissue 1993).

Congo: Cérémonie du Bobé, Ocora C 560010 (1991).

Deep Forest, 550 Music/Epic BK 57840 (1992).

Echoes of the Forest: Music of the Central African Pygmies, Ellipsis Arts CD 4020 (1994).

Brian Eno, Music for Airports, Editions EG, EGS 201 (1979).

Brian Eno and David Byrne, My Life in the Bush of Ghosts, Sire 6093–2 (1981).

Gabon: Musique des Pygmées Bibayak, Ocora C559 053 (1989).

Egberto Gismonti, Sol Do Meio Dia, ECM 1116 (1978).

Herbie Hancock, Takin' Off, Blue Note BLP 4109 (1962).

Herbie Hancock, Headhunters, Columbia/Sony CK 47478 (1973; reissue 1992).

Jon Hassell, Earthquake Island, Tomato TOM 7019 (1979).

Jon Hassell/Brian Eno, Fourth World vol. 1: Possible Musics, Editions EG EEGCD 7 (1980).

Jon Hassell, Fourth World vol. 2: Dream Theory in Malaya, Editions EEGCD 13 (1981).

Heart of the Forest: The Music of the Baka Forest People of Southwest Cameroon, Rykodisc/ Hannibal HNCD 1378 (1993).

Madonna, Bedtime Stories, Maverick/Sire/Warner Bros. 9 45767–2 (1994).

Mbuti Pygmies of the Ituri Rainforest, Smithsonian Folkways SF CD 40401 (1992).

Music of the Ba-Benzélé Pygmies, B-renreiter Musicaphon BM 30 L 2303 (1966).

Music of the Ituri Forest, Folkways 4483 (1957).

Music of the Rainforest Pygmies, Lyrichord 7157 (1961; reissue 1992).

Polyphonies Vocales des Pygmées Mbenzélé, République Centrafricaine, Auvidis W 260 042 (1992).

Polyphony of the Deep Rain Forest: Music of the Ituri Pygmies, JVC VICG-5015–2 (1990).

Pygmeés du Haut-Zaïre, Fonti Musicali, fmd 190 (1991).

The Pygmies of the Ituri Forest, Folkways 4457 (1958).

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Acknowledgments ix
  • Introduction - On Difference, Representation, and Appropriation in Music 1
  • Notes 47
  • Musical Belongings - Western Music and Its Low-Other 59
  • Notes 78
  • Race, Orientalism, and Distinction in the Wake of the “yellow Peril” 86
  • Notes 110
  • Bartók, the Gypsies, and Hybridity in Music 119
  • Notes 137
  • Modernism, Deception, and Musical Others: Los Angeles Circa 1940 143
  • Notes 160
  • Experimental Oriental - New Music and Other Others 163
  • Notes 183
  • Composing the Cantorate - Westernizing Europe's Other Within 187
  • Notes 207
  • East, West, and Arabesk 213
  • Notes 229
  • Scoring the Indian - Music in the Liberal Western 234
  • Notes 251
  • The Poetics and Politics of Pygmy Pop 254
  • Discography 275
  • Notes 276
  • International Times - Fusions, Exoticism, and Antiracism in Electronic Dance Music 280
  • Notes 301
  • The Discourse of World Music 305
  • Notes 320
  • Contributors 323
  • Index 327
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