Music and Dance

"I Hear America Singing"

Folk Music and National Identity

Rachel Clare Donaldson

How the folk music revival gave voice to ideas about the essence of American character and values

238 pages | 6 x 9

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Alphabet Movers

Teresa Benzwie

Young children dance their way through the alphabet, learning as they play

32 pages | 8.5 x 11

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Arsenio Rodríguez and the Transnational Flows of Latin Popular Music

David F. García

The life and times of one of Cuba's most important musicians

224 pages | 6 x 9 | 5 tables, 18 figures, 12 halftones

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Bacchanal!

The Carnival Culture of Trinidad

Peter Mason

How carnival expresses and celebrates Trinidadian culture

192 pages | 6 x 9

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The Beat of My Drum

An Autobiography

Babatunde Olatunji and Robert Atkinson

The story of how Drums of Passion introduced Americans to West African music


272 pages | 6 x 9 | 28 halftones

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Beethoven in Beijing

Stories from the Philadelphia Orchestra's Historic Journey to China

Jennifer Lin

An eye-opening account of the Philadelphia Orchestra’s unprecedented 1973 visit to the People’s Republic of China

192 pages | 10 x 8 | 92 photographs

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The Brazilian Sound

Samba, Bossa Nova, and the Popular Music of Brazil, Revised and Expanded Edition

Chris McGowan and Ricardo Pessanha

An encyclopedia survey of Brazilian popular music—now updated and expanded

256 pages | 7 x 10 | 10 figures, 171 halftones, 10 maps

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Caribbean Currents

Caribbean Music from Rumba to Reggae

Peter Manuel with Michael Largey

The classic introduction to the Caribbean's popular music brought up to date

360 pages | 6 x 9 | 39 line drawings, 51 halftones, 1 map

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Chilean New Song

The Political Power of Music, 1960s-1973

J. Patrice McSherry

An examination of the Chilean New Song movement as an organic part of the struggles for progressive social change, deeper democracy, and social justice in Chile in the 1960s and early 1970s

254 pages | 6 x 9

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Creolizing Contradance in the Caribbean

Edited by Peter Manuel

How contradance and quadrille gave rise to merengue, danzón and other popular Creole dances

288 pages | 6 x 9 | 35 figures

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The Dance of Politics

Gender, Performance, and Democratization in Malawi

Lisa Gilman

How gender and class intersect in Malawi through women's roles as political praise performers

268 pages | 6 x 9 | 2 maps 2 figures 10 halftones

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Dancing the Fairy Tale

Producing and Performing The Sleeping Beauty

Laura Katz Rizzo

The Sleeping Beauty and the story of ballet in Pennsylvania

212 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 6 halftones

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The Day the Dancers Stayed

Performing in the Filipino/American Diaspora

Theodore S. Gonzalves

Exploring the ways that cultural celebrations challenge official accounts of the past while reinventing culture and history for Filipino American college students

228 pages | 5.5 x 8.25

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Droppin' Science

Critical Essays on Rap Music and Hip Hop Culture

Edited by William Eric Perkins

Leading authorities write on the complex—and sometimes controversial—history, politics, and culture of rap and hip hop

288 pages | 6 x 9

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Drumming for the Gods

The Life and Times of Felipe García Villamil, santero, palero, and abakuá

María Teresa Vélez

The world through the eyes of a master religious drummer

256 pages | 6 x 9 | 1 figure, 27 halftones

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