Ethnomusicology Review, Volume 18 (2013)


Welcome to Volume 18 of Ethnomusicology Review, featuring peer-reviewed articles, prize-winning papers, and Sounding Board essays from the past year. This year’s major change is the...


Virtuoso Performers and Virtuosic Gestures     Research on human perception of sounds has indicated that people possess much ecological knowledge on sounds originating from different...
Between June 2008 and July 2009, I conducted a series of kūkākūkā (discussion) and listening sessions with seventeen prominent composers and performers of Hawaiian language music on the islands of...
It would not be outrageous to claim that the musical traditions of New Orleans were the wellspring of twentieth-century popular music. The city’s music has been most profoundly influential in...
In the political imagination there is a stubborn fiction of a time when war was a heroic pursuit. In this narrative the sons of the wealthy and powerful—future elites and civic leaders—...
A lo largo de los años que llevo investigando mantuve una constante inquietud: ¿Por qué el tango se convirtió en parte importante del mapa cultural de Buenos Aires durante la década de 1990 en...

SEM Chapter Prize Winners

On my last night in Dublin, I met with a few of the Shamrock Rovers Ultras for my “going away” session at the pub that Fiachra worked at near St. Stephen’s Green. The Ultras are a...
While scholars of nationalism point to a standardized print media as an indispensable tool for creating communities and binding groups (Anderson 2006; Duara 1993; Gellner 1983; Gladney 1999), Thomas...
The United States far outspends every other nation’s military budget, accounting for almost half of the world’s defense expenditures.1 No doubt, the US enjoys a global military...
I thought I knew a lot about music, but I did not know the first thing about Balinese gamelan music. So, like any new graduate student in ethnomusicology, it was the first course in which I enrolled...

Sounding Board

The following posts appeared on the Sounding Board during the Volume 18 publication year.

Book Reviews, Album Reviews, and News

Notes from the Field

Essays on Jazz

Historical Perspectives in Ethnomusicology

From the Archives

Editorial & Advisory Boards

Scott V. Linford
Managing Editors
Alyssa Mathias
Alex W. Rodriguez
Technical Editor

Mike D'Errico
Reviews Editors
Eric Schmidt
Darci Sprengel
Editorial Board
Natalia Bieletto

Kevin Blankenship
Rose Boomsma
Logan Clark

Ron Connor

Benjamin Court

Ben Doleac

León García
Jennie Gubner
Deonte Harris

Alexandro Hernandez

Michael Iyanaga
AJ Kluth

Ryan Koons

Kevin Levine

Brendan Lucas
Tiffany Naiman
Kristina Nielsen

Verónica Pacheco

Andrew Pettit

Larry Robinson

Alexandra Roedder

Mehrenegar Rostami
Katie Stuffelbeam

Ty-Juana Taylor

Jessie Vallejo

Vivek Virani

Zachary Wallmark

Nolan Warden

Sarah Wilbur
Tim Wilkins
Dave Wilson
Advisory Board Members
Andrew Berish

Tara Browner

Julius Carlson
J. Martin Daughtry

Valerie Dickerson

Travis Jackson

Elisabeth Le Guin

Morgan Luker
Elizabeth Macy

Suzel Reily

Jonathan Ritter
Jesse Ruskin

CedarBough Saeji

Mike Silvers

Amy Stillman