Continuum Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World: Performance and production. Volume II

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A&C Black, 2003 - Popular music - 682 pages
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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. 

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John Shepherd is Chancellor's Professor of music and sociology, and Dean, Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research at Carleton University, ON. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. David Horn was a founding editor of the journal Popular Music (Cambridge University Press, 1981+), and a founding member of IASPM (The International Association for the Study of Popular Music). He was Director of the Institute of Popular Music at the University of Liverpool from 1988 until his retirement in 2002. Together with the blues scholar Paul Oliver he first proposed the idea of EPMOW in the 1980s, and has worked on the project since that time. Other recent publications include two edited volumes: The Cambridge Companion to Jazz (with Mervyn Cooke, 2002), and a special issue of Popular Music in honour of Paul Oliver (2006). Dave Laing is the author of several books on popular music and a former editor of Music Week. Former Research Fellow at the University of Westminster where he conducted research on the music industry. Paul Oliver is a Fellow of Oxford Brookes University. Center for Popular Music Research, The Humboldt Univeristy, Berlin

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