What's Goin' On

Curated by Rosaleen Rhee

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.

Professional Growth in a Challenging Job Market: An Interview with Katherine Palmer, Applied Ethnomusicologist and Performer

Applied ethnomusicology is making inroads towards recognition as a valued contribution within professional organizations beside traditional academic research and/or teaching careers. Its embrace by some organizations is reflected by publication opportunities dedicated to the topic and by active branches of members with this shared interest.

Review | Empire of Song: Europe and Nation in the Eurovision Song Contest by Dafni Tragaki (ed.)

Empire of Song: Europe and Nation in the Eurovision Song Contest. Edited by Dafni Tragaki. Lanham, Maryland: Scarecrow Press.[xiv, 321 p. ISBN 9780810888173. $85.] Bibliographical references, index.

Reviewed by Kristina Nielsen


Review | Rhymin' and Stealin': Musical Borrowing in Hip-Hop by Justin A. Williams

Rhymin’ and Stealin’: Musical Borrowing in Hip-Hop.  By Justin A. Williams.  Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2013.  [viii, 256 p. ISBN 978-0-472-11892-2 $65.]

Reviewed by Sarah Lappas


Review | Music and Globalization: Critical Encounters by Bob W. White (ed.)

Music and Globalization: Critical Encounters. Edited by Bob W. White. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2012. [viii, 233 p. ISBN 9780253223654. ebook $20.00, cloth $70.00.] Bibliography, index, companion web site.

Reviewed by Logan Clark

Welcome, New Editors!

Happy 2014, fellow ethnomusicologists! My name is Alex W. Rodriguez, and it is with great pleasure that I am stepping into the position of Editor In Chief for Volume 19 of Ethnomusicology Review, in our 30th year of publication.

Job Talk for Ethnomusicologists

Editor's Note: Beverley Diamond is the incoming President of the Society for Ethnomusicology. This essay was first published as the President's Column in the latest issue of the SEM Newsletter.

Review | Japanoise: Music at the Edge of Circulation by David Novak

Japanoise: Music at the Edge of Circulation. By David Novak. Durham and London: Duke University Press, 2013. [x, 292 p. ISBN 9780822353928. $24.95.] Illustrations, bibliographical references, index, companion web site.

Reviewed By Nana Kaneko


CFP: Ethnomusicology Review Volume 19

Call for Papers
Ethnomusicology Review is now accepting 


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