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Taarab Music In Zanzibar In The Twentieth Century

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The musical genre of taarab is played for entertainment at weddings and other festive occasions all along the Swahili Coast in East Africa. Taarab contains all the features of a typical 'Indian Ocean' music, combining influences from Egypt, the Arabian Peninsula, India and the West with local musical practices. In Taarab, Music in Zanzibar, Janet Topp Fargion traces the development of the genre in Zanzibar, from the late nineteenth century to the end of the twentieth. Of special interest is the role of women. Although men play the main role in the composition and performance of the genre, Topp Fargion argues that the modernization of the genre owes a debt to the participation of women - as audiences and primary consumers, but also as poets and innovators of musical concepts. The book weaves together the historical, social, economic, religious and political dynamics involved in the development of the genre, and investigates how these are played out in the performance of taarab music on Zanzibar.


A Beautiful Wedding

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Ever wished you could delve a little deeper into your favourite character's life? Now you can travel back in time and relive something old and something new...Our favourite bad boy, Travis Maddox, is in serious trouble. Will he be held responsible for the fire that ravaged the underground fight scene? Abby Abernathy will do whatever it takes to keep Travis safe, no matter how crazy - even if it means returning to Vegas. Will Abby and Travis get their happily ever after, or will the City of Sin suck them back in? In this spectacular novella, Jamie McGuire will whisk you off on a rollercoaster ride of emotions that will make you fall in love all over again.


Choral Music

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The editor has realized several objectives in selecting pieces for inclusion: to document stylistic development from the late Middle Ages to the twentieth century; to illustrate the major categories of choral composition in different periods; and to provide a convenient library of works by major composers in the choral genre in a convenient format. The organization of the anthology is chronological: after surveying the sacred choral literature of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, Dr. Robinson divides the secular music of the sixteenth century by nation; he then presents examples of the sacred and secular output of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. The Romantic period is organized geographically, as is the twentieth century, and includes representative works from all the major Western cultures. In all cases, the very best edition of a work has been chosen for inclusion. Where an acceptable version did not already exist a fresh edition was made especially for this anthology.



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