The Hundred Thousand Fools of God: Musical Travels in Central Asia (and Queens, New York)
"This erudite, absorbing volume chronicles the travels of ethnomusicologist Theodore Levin through urban and rural Transoxania... He writes in evocative, imaginative, personalized prose that vividly captures the flavor of his everyday experiences, providing plush visual detail, trenchant character profiles, attention to perplexing local hospitality codes and the shaping hand of gender, throughout." -- Slavic Review
..". extremely informative, using music as a platform for a much wider discussion of cultural and political issues." -- Times Literary Supplement, London
"The subject is music, but Levin uses it to cast a wider light, revealing places of considerable sorrow long hidden in the shadows of Soviet power, and to create a travelogue with wide potential appeal.... Candor about his own uncertainties and personal struggles helps make this a personal as well as a scholarly adventure." -- Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"Not to be missed by those interested in music and world culture... " -- Library Journal
..". may be destined to become the definitive work on the music of this newly accessed region." -- Dirty Linen
The Hundred Thousand Fools of God assembles a living musical and ethnographic map by highlighting the fate of traditions, beliefs, and social relationships in Muslim and Jewish Central Asian cultures during and after seventy years of Soviet rule. Theodore Levin evokes the spectacular physical and human geography of the area and weaves a rich ethnography of the life styles, values, and art of the musical performers. Photographs, maps, and an accompanying CD (featuring 24 on-site recordings) make The Hundred Thousand Fools of God a unique reading and listening experience.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - LibraryThing
I don't understand vast swatches of this book (haven't studied music since I was thirteen) but even the bits I don't get are fascinating. It's slow going but it's led me to some amazing musicians and a rich understanding of post-Soviet Central Asia.
The hundred thousand fools of God: musical travels in Central Asia (and Queens, New York)User Review - Book Verdict
Those who think that ethnomusicology is a sedate pursuit should read this book. Levin (music, Dartmouth) recounts his travel and research experiences in exotic locations such as Tashkent, Bukhara, and Shahristan. Years after journeying to Central Asia to study Uzbek music at Tashkent State Conservatory, he joined forces with a native colleague to uncover the true musical life of the region--rich and complex, with underlying historical, geographical, political (particularly Soviet), religious, and philosophical influences. Levin clearly relished his interviews with musicians like Tohfaxan, a female wedding entertainer or sazanda, and the Babakhanov brothers, whose colorful forebears include a personal musician to the emir. In this engrossing travelog, Levin includes detailed musical/historical analyses and scores of adventuresome anecdotes, then considers the lives and musical pursuits of individuals who who have emigrated to the New York City borough of Queens. Not to be missed by thoses interested in music and world culture; for circulating libraries with scholarly collections in the arts and humanities.--Carol J. Binkowski, Bloomfield, N.J.
Plan of the City
A Russian Composer Finds the East
The Last of the Jadids
Neofeudalism with a Human Face
A Traditional Innovator
The Avatar of a Master
The Cupola of Islam Redux
Two Wedding Entertainers
A Traveler in Baysun
Baxshi Chic in Shirabad
Across the KaraKum
A Forbidden Vocation
An Apartment in Forest Hills
A Contralto and a Pop Queen
Transoxania around 1850
A Drive to Bukhara
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