Continuum Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World: Performance and production. Volume II
A&C Black, 2003 - Popular music - 682 pages
Popular music has been a major force in the world since the 19th century. With the advent of electronic and advanced technology it has become ubiquitous. This encyclopaedic volume covers popular music of the world and features some 500 entries by 130 contributors.
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Whether sung in Sanskrit or in Vietnamese, or played on renÍt or modern violin, “…music in Southeast Asia is dominated by a well-integrated, highly cultivated style which is characteristic of the whole area.” This collection of Music of Southeast Asia features both the popular and traditional music of Myanmar, Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand, China and Laos and captures the influence, and in certain cases the rejection, of the Western musical tradition on the music of this region.