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Review | Hidden in the Mix: The African American Presence in Country Music, by Diane Pecknold

Hidden in the Mix: The African American Presence in Country Music. Edited by Diane Pecknold. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2013. [392 p. ISBN 9780822351634. $27.95.] Illustrations, index, bibliography.

Reviewed by Scott V. Linford

Historical Narratives of the Akonting and Banjo

I travelled to The Gambia in the summer of 2012 to learn to play a stringed instrument called akonting, not knowing then that it would spark my current dissertation research.

Two Reviews of "Wind Bands and Cultural Identity in Japanese Schools"

Dr. CedarBough Saeji and Dr. Richard Colwell review the new book by Dr. David G. Hebert, Professor of Music at the Grieg Academy, Bergen University College, Norway

Wind Bands and Cultural Identity in Japanese Schools. New York: Springer, 2012. 287 pages with illustrations. $110 ebook, $140 hardcover.


Review by Dr. CedarBough Saeji:



CFP: Ethnomusicology Review Volume 18

Call for Papers:
Ethnomusicology Review is now accepting 

Bluegrass and Old Time at UCLA

World music performance ensembles have played a key role in the UCLA Department of Ethnomusicology ever since Mantle Hood declared that its students should be bi-musical. Hood meant that researchers should be fluent in both European classical music theory and whatever other musical idiom they studied; fluent not only as thinkers and writers but also as performing musicians.

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