Popular Music of the Non-Western World: An Introductory Survey

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This unique book reflects the growing interest in popular music from developing countries and is the first to explore all major non-Western urban music styles, from increasingly popular genres such as reggae and salsa to the lesser-known Latin American Caribbean, African, Middle East regional styles , Non-Western Europe (Greece, Yugoslavia, Portugal), Asia and the Middle East. Manuel defines parameters that distinguish pop music from folk music and classical music, and defines pop music as music that is created in the mass media and reproduced on a massive scale as a salable commodity for large public consumption. Focusing on stylistic analysis and historical development, he also treats the various popular music as places for negotiating and communicating the dialectics of nationalism and acculturation, tradition and modernity, urban and rural aesthetics, and spontaneity and manipulation by corporations or Bureaucracy. With his encyclopedic syntheses of previous studies and his extensive original research, Manuel's book will be an invaluable resource for general readers and students of ethnology, pop music and contemporary culture.

Popular Musics of the Non-Western World: An...
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  • Manuel, Peter (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 306 Pages - 01/12/1989 (Publication Date) - Oxford...

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