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Taarab Music In Zanzibar In The Twentieth Century

RRP $457.99

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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.


It's A Wedding! Coloring Book For All Ages

RRP $16.99

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30 coloring pages of beautiful scenes from weddings. Keep the kids and adults entertained during the reception or give as bridesmaids and flower girl gifts. Each image is placed landscape on the 8.5 x 11 coloring page for beautifully finished artwork.


World Music

RRP $332.99

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Authors Terry E. Miller and Andrew Shahriari take students around the world to experience the diversity of musical expression.World Music: A Global Journey, now in its third edition, is known for its breadth in surveying the world's major cultures in a systematic study of world music within a strong pedagogical framework.

As one prepares for any travel, each chapter starts with background preparation, reviewing the historical, cultural, and musical overview of the region. Visits to multiple 'sites' within a region provide in-depth studies of varied musical traditions. Music analysis begins with an experimental "first impression" of the music, followed by an "aural analysis" of the sound and prominent musical elements. Finally, students are invited to consider the cultural connections that give the music its meaning and life.

Features of the Third Edition

  • Over 3 hours of diverse musical examples. with a third audio CD of new musical examples
  • Listening Guides analyze the various pieces of music with some presented in an interactive format online
  • Biographical highlights of performers and ethnomusicologists updated and new ones added

  • Numerous pedagogical aids, including "On Your Own Time" and "Explore More" sidebars, and "Questions to Consider"

  • Popular music incorporated with the traditional

Dynamic companion web site hosts new Interactive Listening Guides, plus many resources for student and instructor. Built to serve online courses.

The CD set is available separately (ISBN 978-0-415-89402-9) or with its Value Pack and book (ISBN 978 0415- 80823-1).

For eBook users, MP3 files for the accompanying audio files are available only with the Value Pack of eBook & MP3 files (ISBN 978-0-203-15298-0). Please find instructions on how to obtain the audio files in the contents section of the eBook.



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