What's Goin' On

Curated by Rosaleen Rhee

Introducing Ecomusicology

We’re delighted to introduce to the Sounding Board a new regular feature from the field of ecomusicology, a branch of study that uses musicological methodologies to explore the long, various, and complex relationships between people, nature, and sound. 

Ecomusicology in the News

The New York Times continues to lead the media in coverage of stories that link—in some way—music to the environment or environmentalism. In this installment of “Ecomusicology in the News,” I highlight news stories from summer 2013 through mid-winter 2014, all of which I’ve selected from The New York Times.

Review | My Voice is My Weapon: Music, Nationalism and the Poetics of Palestinian Resistance by David A. McDonald

My Voice is My Weapon: Music, Nationalism, and the Poetics of Palestinian Resistance. By David A. McDonald. Durham, NC: Duke University Press. [xix, 338 p. ISBN 9780822354796. $25.95.] Bibliography, index.

Review by Chris Nickell

Preview | Theory and Method in Historical Ethnomusicology by Jonathan McCollum and David G. Hebert (eds.)

The Ethnomusicology Review Sounding Board is pleased to offer an overview from Jonathan McCollum and David G. Hebert of their forthcoming edited volume Theory and Method in Historical Ethnomusicology (Rowman and Littlefield/Lexington Books).

 

Concert Review | La Santa Cecilia with the David Wax Museum, Live at Royce Hall, April 11, 2014

Latinamericana, from City to Country: La Santa Cecilia with the David Wax Museum, Live at Royce Hall, April 11, 2014

Concert Review by Ben Doleac

 

Review | Revival and Reconciliation: Sacred Music in the Making of European Modernity by Philip V. Bohlman

Revival and Reconciliation: Sacred Music in the Making of European Modernity. By Philip V. Bohlman. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2013. [xxxiv, 285 p. ISBN 9780810881839. $85.] Music examples, illustrations, bibliography, index.

Reviewed by Nicholas J. Chong

 

Review | The Ma’lūf in Contemporary Libya: An Arab Andalusian Musical Tradition by Philip Ciantar

The Ma'lūf in Contemporary Libya: An Arab Andalusian Musical Tradition. By Philip Ciantar. Surrey: Ashgate, 2012. [xviii, 183 p. ISBN 9781409444725. £60/$98.49.] Music examples, photographs, bibliography, index.

Reviewed by Leila Tayeb

 

Review | Living the Hiplife: Celebrity and Entrepreneurship in Ghanaian Popular Music by Jesse Weaver Shipley

Living the Hiplife: Celebrity and Entrepreneurship in Ghanaian Popular Music. By Jesse Weaver Shipley. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2013. [xiii, 344 p. ISBN 9780822353669. $24.95.] Illustrations, notes, bibliography, index.

Reviewed by Jesse D. Ruskin

 

Review | Unfree Masters: Recording Artists and the Politics of Work by Matt Stahl

Unfree Masters: Recording Artists and the Politics of Work. By Matt Stahl. Durham: Duke University Press, 2012. [xi, 312 p. ISBN 9780822353430. $22.46.] Bibliography, Index.

Reviewed by Whitney Slaten

 

Review | Music, Culture and Conflict in Mali by Andy Morgan

Music, Culture, and Conflict in Mali: Music, Mausoleums, Ancient Manuscripts, Literature, Film, Theatre and Islamism in Mali by Andy Morgan. Copenhagen, Denmark: Freemuse, 2013.

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