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Close-up: songs, strums, and ceremonies

in Folk Music

January 2011; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Folk, Indigenous, and Traditional Music. 7358 words.

‘Close-ups: songs, strums, and ceremonies’ uses examples to summarize folk music's structure, style and meaning. Both the Afghan falak and Yiddish song of longing both use four line stanzas...

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Collecting and circulating

in Folk Music

January 2011; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Folk, Indigenous, and Traditional Music. 5594 words.

‘Collecting and circulating’ outlines the effects that the recording, collection and cuirculation of folk music had on the genre. Cultures reacted differently to the recording of their...

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Folk Music

Mark Slobin.

January 2011; p ublished online September 2013 .

Book. Subjects: Folk, Indigenous, and Traditional Music. 160 pages.

Folk Music: A Very Short Introduction explores a remarkably diverse musical genre. It considers folk musical traditions from across the globe, everything from music to accompany a Russian...

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Folk music today and tomorrow

in Folk Music

January 2011; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Folk, Indigenous, and Traditional Music. 4469 words.

‘Folk music today and tomorrow’ outlines a potential framework for the future of folk music. Folk music operates on a number of circuits, both local and global. This has given rise to a...

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Intellectual intervention

in Folk Music

January 2011; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Folk, Indigenous, and Traditional Music. 4587 words.

‘Intellectual Intervention’ explores the reasons why intellectuals and governments get involved with folk music. Modernization radically changed society in Europe and America, leading to a...

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Internal upsurge: movements and stars

in Folk Music

January 2011; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Folk, Indigenous, and Traditional Music. 7191 words.

‘Internal upsurge: movements and stars’ describes the formation of folk music movements and the birth of folk music stars. Folk music can organize into and around collective movements, for...

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Overview: sound and setting

in Folk Music

January 2011; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Folk, Indigenous, and Traditional Music. 6520 words.

‘Overview: sounds and settings’ attempts to place folk music in a broad social context. There is no fixed definition of folk music. Indeed, even the International Folk Music Council have...

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