Ethnomusicology Review, Volume 19 (2014)

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Introduction One night in the middle of a cruise, amidst the lights, noise, and scantily-clad dancers of an evening production show, the showband pianist quietly slipped off the bandstand and...
Imagination is a magic carpet / Upon which we may soarTo distant lands and climes / And even goBeyond the moonTo any planet in the sky / If we came fromNowhere hereWhy can’t we go somewhere...
To assume that every recombination of elements is necessarily inferior to its original form is to assume that draft nine is necessarily inferior to draft H—for there can only be drafts. The...

SEM Chapter Prize Winners

Macedonian Idol logo
Links to video:1. “Macedonian Idol – Mini-Concert I – Viktor Apostolovski”This excerpt is from an early episode of the ten male semi-finalists of the competition. It...
Once Upon a Time In China
Link to "A Man Should Better Himself" with Chinese characters, Cantonese romanization, and English translation:A full version of McGuire's prize-winning work has been published by...
The Devil in La Danza Bugabita
In the community of Bugabita, Panamá, the townspeople preserve and guard a tradition of moros y cristianos known locally as la danza Bugabita. Recent separation from the Catholic Church contributed...
Super Bowl
“I’m always thinking about women and what we need to hear.  It’s difficult being a woman.  It’s so much pressure.  We need that support.”--Beyoncé Knowles...

Sounding Board

The following posts appeared on the Sounding Board during the Volume 19 publication year.

Book Reviews, Album Reviews, and News

Notes from the Field

Essays on Jazz


Editorial & Advisory Boards

Editor in Chief
Alex W. Rodriguez

Managing Editor: Journal Volume
Alyssa Mathias

Managing Editor: Sounding Board
Eric J. Schmidt

Technical Editor
Mike D'Errico

Reviews Editor
Darci Sprengel

Associate Editors
Rose Boomsma
Ben Cosgrove
Benjamin Doleac
AJ Kluth
Kristina Nielsen

Advisory Board
Andrew Berish
Tara Browner
Katherine Brucher
Julius Carlson
William Cheng
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
C. Joshua Tucker

Editorial Board
Farzad Amoozegar-Fassie
Natalia Bieletto
Logan Clark
Jeroen Gevers
Deonte Harris
Meghan Hynson
Rehanna Kheshgi
Ryan Koons
Scott V. Linford
Amalia Mora
Verónica Pacheco
Badema Pitic
Mehrenegar Rostami
Jeff Roy
Elaine Sullivan
Ty-Juana Taylor
Vivek Virani
Nolan Warden
Schuyler Whelden
John Widman
Dave Wilson