Folk Music: A Very Short Introduction

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Oxford University Press, Jan 11, 2011 - Music - 160 pages
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This VSI offers readers something no other introduction to folk music does: a cross-cultural, comparative approach, a survey of the basic issues as they have unfolded over time, and specific examples from widely differing sites of how folk musicians themselves, as well as corporations, non-governmental organizations, and governments have made full use of the available resources, older and newer strategies, and multiple agendas that keep the folk music process alive in an increasingly interconnected, yet still localized world.
 

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Contents

sound and setting
1
songs strums and ceremonies
21
scholars and bureaucrats
51
recording and distributing
67
movements and stars
86
6 Folk music today and tomorrow
108
References
125
Further reading
131
Index
137
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Mark Slobin is Professor of Music at Wesleyan University, a two-time winner of the ASCAP-Deems Taylor Award, and a finalist for the National Book Award.

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