World Music: Latin & North America, Caribbean, India, Asia and Pacific

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Simon Broughton, Mark Ellingham, Richard Trillo
Rough Guides, 1999 - Music - 673 pages
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The Rough Guide to World Music was published for the first time in 1994 and became the definitive reference. Six years on, the subject has become too big for one book: hence this new two-volume edition. World Music 2: Latin and North America, Caribbean, India, Asia and Pacific has full coverage of everything from salsa and merengue to qawwali and gamelan, and biographies of artists from Juan Luis Guerra to The Klezmatics to Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. Features include more than 80 articles from expert contributors, focusing on the popular and roots music to be seen and heard, both live and on disc, and extensive discographies for each country, with biography-notes on nearly 2000 musicians and reviews of their best available CDs. It includes photos and album cover illustrations which have been gathered from contemporary and archive sources, many of them unique to this book, and directories of World Music labels, specialist stores around the world and on the internet.
  

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Well done, particularly considering the scope of the task. A lot of prominent (at least prominent in world music circles) scholars, journalists and music industry figures take part (like Folk Roots ... Read full review

World music: the rough guide

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These eye-popping volumes, which omit the glossaries but otherwise update and expand to twice the size the marvelous single-volume 1994 edition (LJ 1/95), give general audiences over 160 articles on ... Read full review

Contents

Asia Australia Indian Subcontinent Pacific
20
the east is red and white Stephen Jones
33
cantopop and protest singers Joanna Lee
49
how to listen a routemap Robert Maycock and Ken Hunt
63
sounds of the saints Ken Hunt
79
everything is left behind
94
meetings by the river Ken Hunt
109
no risk no fun Colin Bass
131
meu brasil brasileiro David Cleary
332
no more solitudes Charles Foran
350
el sonido dorado Kim Burton
372
jque rico baila yo Jan Fairley
386
troubadours old and new Jan Fairley
408
compas points Sue Steward and Sean Harvey
421
lovers and poets babylon sounds
463
dancing between the oceans Nigel Gallop and Robin Broadbank
477

our life is precisely a song Rob Provine Okon Hwang and Andy Kershaw
160
music at the crossroads Heidi Munan
175
sixty horses in my herd Carole Pegg
189
songs of praise
203
the real music of paradise Ad Linkels
218
from innocence to funny rap Wang Yingfen
235
raising the roof Mark Trewin
254
Part Two The Americas
271
dancefunk creolestyle
289
vertical expression of horizontal desire
304
junkanoo and sloop John b JeffKaliss
317
put water in the brandy?
507
the Caribbeans hot hindi sound Tina K Ramnarine
527
ultimate gumbo Simon Broughton and Jeff Kaliss
552
devil stole the beat Viv Broughton and James Attlee
568
rhythm and jews Simon Broughton
581
accordion enchilada Ramiro Burr
604
salsa con gasolina Phil Sweeney and Dan Rosenberg
624
Part Three Directories
631
Contributors
650
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