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Focus on World Music Series

Series Editor: Michael B. Bakan

The Focus on World Music Series is designed specifically for area courses in world music and ethnomusicology. Written by the top ethnomusicologists in their field, the Focus books balance sound pedagogy with exemplary scholarship. Each book provides a telescopic view of the musics and cultures addressed, giving the reader a general introduction on the music and culture of the area and then zooming in on different musical styles with in-depth case studies.

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  1. Focus: Music, Nationalism, and the Making of the New Europe

    2nd Edition

    By Philip V. Bohlman

    Series: Focus on World Music Series

    Two decades after the fall of communism in Eastern Europe and one decade into the twenty-first century, European music remains one of the most powerful forces for shaping nationalism. Using intensive fieldwork throughout Europe -- from participation in alpine foot pilgrimages to studies of the...

    Published September 2nd 2010 by Routledge

  2. Focus: Irish Traditional Music

    By Sean Williams

    Series: Focus on World Music Series

    Focus: Irish Traditional Music is an introduction to the instrumental and vocal traditions of the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, as well as Irish music in the context of the Irish diaspora. Ireland's size relative to Britain or to the mainland of Europe is small, yet its impact on...

    Published October 22nd 2009 by Routledge

  3. Focus: Music of Northeast Brazil

    2nd Edition

    By Larry Crook

    Series: Focus on World Music Series

    Focus: Music of Northeast Brazil examines the historical and contemporary manifestations of the music of Brazil, a country with a musical landscape that is layered with complexity and diversity. Based on the author’s field research during the past twenty years, the book describes and analyzes the...

    Published March 23rd 2009 by Routledge

  4. Focus: Gamelan Music of Indonesia

    2nd Edition

    By Henry Spiller

    Series: Focus on World Music Series

    Focus: Gamelan Music of Indonesia is an introduction to the familiar music from Southeast Asia's largest country - both as sound and cultural phenomenon. An archipelago of over 17,000 islands, Indonesia is a melting pot of Hindu, Buddhist, Islamic, Portuguese, Dutch, and British influences. Despite...

    Published April 10th 2008 by Routledge

  5. Focus: Music of South Africa

    2nd Edition

    By Carol A. Muller

    Series: Focus on World Music Series

    Focus: Music of South Africa provides an in-depth look at the full spectrum of South African music, a musical culture that epitomizes the enormous ethnic, religious, linguistic, class, and gender diversity of the nation itself. Drawing on extensive field and archival research, as well as her own...

    Published April 8th 2008 by Routledge

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Forthcoming Books

  1. Focus: Music in Contemporary Japan
    By Jennifer Milioto Matsue
    To Be Published March 14th 2015
  2. Focus:Scottish Traditional Music
    By Simon McKerrell
    To Be Published May 14th 2015

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