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Music



link to catalog page, Music of the First Nations

Music of the First Nations

Tradition and Innovation in Native North America

Author: Edited by Tara Browner
Pub Date: April 2009

Covering the breadth of Native musical experience, from traditional to contemporary styles   learn more...
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link to catalog page SOLIS, Musical Improvisation

Musical Improvisation

Art, Education, and Society

Author: Edited by Gabriel Solis and Bruno Nettl
Pub Date: August 2009

Diverse perspectives and alternate takes on musical improvisation   learn more...
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link to catalog page, California Polyphony

California Polyphony

Ethnic Voices, Musical Crossroads

Author: Mina Yang
Pub Date: March 2008

Probing the intersection of music and racial politics in California   learn more...
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link to catalog page BERRY, The Hayloft Gang

The Hayloft Gang

The Story of the National Barn Dance

Author: Edited by Chad Berry
Pub Date: July 2008

An astute collection of inquiries into the rich history and impact of the National Barn Dance   learn more...
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link to catalog page MCDOWELL, Poetry and Violence

Poetry and Violence

The Ballad Tradition of Mexico's Costa Chica

Author: John H. McDowell
Pub Date: February 2008

An in-depth examination of the Mexican ballad tradition of the corrido and its complex relationship with violence   learn more...
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link to catalog page, Working Girl Blues

Working Girl Blues

The Life and Music of Hazel Dickens

Author: Hazel Dickens and Bill C. Malone
Pub Date: April 2008

The life story of singer and songwriter Hazel Dickens, the inspiring voice of a whole generation of women and workers   learn more...
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link to catalog page FLEISCHHAUER, Bluegrass Odyssey

Bluegrass Odyssey

A Documentary in Pictures and Words, 1966-86

Author: Carl Fleischhauer and Neil V. Rosenberg
Pub Date: 2007

The music and culture of bluegrass as revealed through striking photographs and commentary   learn more...
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link to catalog page JULES-ROSETTE, Josephine Baker in Art and Life

Josephine Baker in Art and Life

The Icon and the Image

Author: Bennetta Jules-Rosette
Pub Date: March 2007

Beyond biography: a legendary performer’s legacy of imagery and symbolism   learn more...
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link to catalog page EWING, The Bill Monroe Reader Author: Edited by Tom Ewing
Pub Date: Cloth: 2000; Paper: 2006

This multi-faceted and richly illustrated reader traces the career of the “Father of Bluegrass Music” who transformed a local musical style into a unique national music form   learn more...
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link to catalog page GOLDSMITH, The Bluegrass Reader Author: Edited by Thomas Goldsmith
Pub Date: Cloth: 2004; Paper: 2006

The complete history of this dynamic genre as told through the best of bluegrass writing   learn more...
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