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              Books by Professor Keith Howard

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              Female Song Tradition and the Akan of Ghana: The Creative Process in Nnwonkoro
               

              Female Song Tradition and the Akan of Ghana: The Creative Process in Nnwonkoro (Mixed media product / Mixed Media, New edition, Contains 1 Book and 1 CD-Audio)

              By Ampene, Kwasi; Series edited by Howard, Professor Keith

              • RRP: $285.00
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              Nnwonkoro is a genre of women's song found among the Akan speaking peoples of Ghana. Based on extensive field work this book investigates the nature of composition in oral culture, together with issues such as the scope of the poetic imagination and the transformation process tha...t accompany's modernisation.
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              ISBN 9780754631477
              Released NZ 1 May 2008
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series SOAS Studies in Music
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              Thai Classical Singing: Its History, Musical Characteristics and Transmission
               

              Thai Classical Singing: Its History, Musical Characteristics and Transmission (Hardback, New edition, Contains 1 Hardback and 1 CD-Audio)

              By Swangviboonpong, Dusadee; Series edited by Howard, Professor Keith

              • RRP: $282.00
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              Because of the paucity of European-language studies of Thai classical singing the author has made this study particularly wide and covers a range of topics and aspects of the genre in the hope that it will encourage deeper research into the subject.

              ISBN 9780754607908
              Released NZ 1 Apr 2006
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series SOAS Studies in Music
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              Ritual and Music of North China: Shawm Bands in Shanxi

              Ritual and Music of North China: Shawm Bands in Shanxi (Hardback, New edition, Contains 1 Book and 1 CD-Audio)

              By Jones, Stephen; Series edited by Howard, Professor Keith

              • RRP: $282.00
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              Presents a study of Chinese shawm bands in their ceremonial and social context. Based in a county in Shanxi province in northwestern China, this work describes the painful maintenance of ceremonial and its music there under Maoism, its revival with the market reforms of the 1980s... and its modification under the assault of pop music since the 1990s.
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              ISBN 9780754661634
              Released NZ 1 Dec 2007
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series SOAS Studies in Music
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              Ritual and Music of North China: Volume 2: Shaanbei

              Ritual and Music of North China: Volume 2: Shaanbei (Hardback, New edition, Contains 1 Book and 1 CD-Audio)

              By Jones, Stephen; Series edited by Howard, Professor Keith

              • RRP: $282.00
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              Gives an impression of music-making in daily life in the poor mountainous region of Shaanbei, northwest China. This book and DVD, gives the background to the area and music-making in society. It also discusses the lives of bards and shawm bands respectively, describing modificati...ons in their ceremonial activities through the 20th century.
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              ISBN 9780754665908
              Released NZ 1 Mar 2009
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series SOAS Studies in Music
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              The Musical Human: Rethinking John Blacking's Ethnomusicology in the Twenty-First Century
               

              The Musical Human: Rethinking John Blacking's Ethnomusicology in the Twenty-First Century (Hardback, New edition)

              Edited by Reily, Suzel; Series edited by Howard, Professor Keith

              • RRP: $294.00
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              Providing assessments of John Blacking's work, this book talks about the manipulation of traditional performance settings in pursuit of political or social strategies; children's music acquisition as an indicator of the innate musical capacity of humans; the biology of music maki...ng; the creation of pleasure, pain and power during dance; and more.
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              ISBN 9780754651383
              Released NZ 24 Mar 2006
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series SOAS Studies in Music
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              Indigenous Religious Musics
               

              Indigenous Religious Musics (Hardback, New edition)

              By Harvey, Graham; Edited by Ralls-MacLeod, Karen; Series edited by Howard, Professor Keith

              • RRP: $282.00
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              Music can and does change our perception of our selves and our world. This text concerns particular musics of particular people at particular times or events. It interfaces music and religious traditions, using multi- and interdisciplinary approaches.

              ISBN 9780754602491
              Released NZ 1 Jan 2002
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series SOAS Studies in Music
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              And We're All Brothers: Singing in Yiddish in Contemporary North America
               

              And We're All Brothers: Singing in Yiddish in Contemporary North America (Hardback, New edition)

              By Wood, Abigail; Series edited by Howard, Professor Keith

              • RRP: $294.00
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              The last quarter of the twentieth century and the early years of the twenty-first saw a steady stream of new songbook publications and recordings in Yiddish - newly composed songs, well-known singers performing nostalgic favourites, American popular songs translated into Yiddish,... theatre songs, and even a couple of forays into Yiddish hip hop.
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              ISBN 9781409445333
              Released NZ 12 Jun 2013
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series SOAS Studies in Music
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              SamulNori: Korean Percussion for a Contemporary World
               

              SamulNori: Korean Percussion for a Contemporary World (Hardback, New edition)

              By Howard, Keith; Series edited by Howard, Professor Keith

              • RRP: $282.00
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              SamulNori is a percussion quartet which has given rise to a genre, of the same name, that is arguably Korea's most successful 'traditional' music of recent times. Today, there are dozens of amateur and professional samulnori groups. There is a canon of samulnori pieces, closely a...ssociated with the first founding quartet but played by all, and many creative evolutions on the basic themes, made by the rapidly growing number of virtuosic percussionists. And the genre is the focus of an abundance of workshops, festivals and contests. Samulnori is taught in primary and middle schools; it is part of Korea's national education curriculum. It has dedicated institutes, and there are a number of workbooks devoted to helping wannabe 'samulnorians'. It is a familiar part of Korean performance culture, at home and abroad, in concerts but also in films and theatre productions. SamulNori uses four instruments: kkwaenggwari and ching small and large gongs, and changgo and puk drums. These are the instruments of local percussion bands and itinerant troupes that trace back many centuries, but samulnori is a recent development of these older traditions: it was first performed in February 1978. This volume explores this vibrant percussion genre, charting its origins and development, the formation of the canon of pieces, teaching and learning strategies, new evolutions and current questions relating to maintaining, developing, and sustaining samulnori in the future.
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              ISBN 9781472462893
              Released NZ 28 Oct 2015
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series SOAS Studies in Music
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              Greek Rebetiko from a Psychocultural Perspective: Same Songs Changing Minds
               

              Greek Rebetiko from a Psychocultural Perspective: Same Songs Changing Minds (Hardback, New edition)

              By Koglin, Daniel; Series edited by Howard, Professor Keith

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              Greek Rebetiko from a Psychocultural Perspective: Same Songs Changing Minds examines the ways in which audiences in present-day Greece and Turkey perceive and use the Greek popular song genre rebetiko to cultivate specific cultural habits and identities. In the past, rebetiko has... been associated chiefly with the lower strata of Greek society. But Daniel Koglin approaches the subject from a different perspective, exploring the mythological and ritual aspects of rebetiko, which intellectual elites on both sides of the Aegean Sea have adapted to their own world views in our age of globalized consumption. Combining qualitative and quantitative methods from ethnomusicology, ritual studies, conceptual history and music psychology, Koglin casts light on the role played by national perceptions in the processes of music production and consumption. His analysis reveals that rebetiko persistently oscillates between conceptual categories: it is a music both 'ours' and 'theirs', marginal and mainstream, joyful and grievous, sacred and profane. The study culminates in the thesis that this semantic multistability is not only a key concept to understanding the ongoing popularity of rebetiko in Greece, and its recent renaissance in Turkey, but also a fundamental aspect of the human experience on the south-eastern borders of Europe.
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              ISBN 9781472465719
              Released NZ 15 Dec 2015
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
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              Series SOAS Studies in Music
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              Korean Musical Drama: P'ansori and the Making of Tradition in Modernity
               

              Korean Musical Drama: P'ansori and the Making of Tradition in Modernity (Hardback, New edition)

              By Um, Haekyung; Series edited by Howard, Professor Keith

              • RRP: $329.00
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              P'ansori is the quintessential traditional Korean musical drama, in which epic tales are sung and narrated by a solo singer accompanied by a drummer. Drawing on her extensive research in Korea and its diasporas, Haekyung Um describes and analyses the creative processes of p'ansor...i, weaving into her discussion musical.
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              ISBN 9780754662761
              Released NZ 23 Dec 2013
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series SOAS Studies in Music
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