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The Resource The Arab avant-garde : music, politics, modernity, Thomas Burkhalter, Kay Dickinson, and Benjamin J. Harbert, editors

The Arab avant-garde : music, politics, modernity, Thomas Burkhalter, Kay Dickinson, and Benjamin J. Harbert, editors

Label
The Arab avant-garde : music, politics, modernity
Title
The Arab avant-garde
Title remainder
music, politics, modernity
Statement of responsibility
Thomas Burkhalter, Kay Dickinson, and Benjamin J. Harbert, editors
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"From jazz trumpeters drawing on the noises of warfare in Beirut to female heavy metallers in Alexandria, the Arab culture offers a wealth of exciting, challenging, and diverse musics. The essays in this collection investigate the plethora of compositional and improvisational techniques, performance styles, political motivations, professional trainings, and inter-continental collaborations that claim the mantle of "innovation" within Arab and Arab diaspora music. While most books on Middle Eastern music-making focus on notions of tradition and regionally specific genres, The Arab Avant Garde presents a radically hybrid and globally dialectic set of practices. Engaging the "avant-garde"--a term with Eurocentric resonances--this anthology disturbs that presumed exclusivity, drawing on and challenging a growing body of literature about alternative modernities. Chapters delve into genres and modes as diverse as jazz, musical theatre, improvisation, hip hop, and heavy metal as performed in countries like Iraq, Egypt, Lebanon, Syria, Palestine, and the United States. Focusing on multiple ways in which the "Arab avant-garde" becomes manifest, this anthology brings together international writers with eclectic disciplinary trainings--practicing musicians, area studies specialists, ethnomusicologists, and scholars of popular culture and media." -- Publisher's description
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
music
Index
index present
LC call number
ML348
LC item number
.A73 2013
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1973-
  • 1972-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Burkhalter, Thomas
  • Dickinson, Kay
  • Harbert, Benjamin J
Series statement
Music/culture
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Avant-garde (Music)
  • Music
  • Music
  • Popular music
  • Music
  • Avant-garde (Music)
  • Music
  • Music
  • Popular music
  • Middle East
  • Musik
  • Avantgarde
  • Arabische Staaten
Label
The Arab avant-garde : music, politics, modernity, Thomas Burkhalter, Kay Dickinson, and Benjamin J. Harbert, editors
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references, discography and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A note on transliteration : introduction : "Arab" + "Avant-garde" / Kay Dickinson -- Transforming space : the production of contemporary Syrian art music / Shayna Silverstein -- Balancing integration and disintegration : Amir Elsaffar and the contingent avant-garde / Kamran Rastegar -- Multisited avant-gardes or world music 2.0? Musicians from Beirut and beyond between local production and Euro-American reception / Thomas Burkhalter -- The "people's artist" and the beginnings of the twentieth-century Arab avant-garde / Saed Muhssin -- Challenging the status quo in war-torn Lebanon : Ziad Rabhani, the avant-garde heir to musical tradition / Sami W. Asmar -- A look at lightning : the life and compositions of Halim El-Dabh / Michael Khoury -- Sonic cosmopolitanisms : experimental improvised music and a Lebanese-American cultural exchange / Marina Peterson -- Activism and authenticity : Palestinian and related hip-hop in an international frame / Caroline Rooney -- Noise and its formless shadows : Egypt's extreme metal as avant-garde Nafas Dawsha / Benjamin J. Harbert
Control code
840463190
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vii, 284 pages
Isbn
9780819573865
Lccn
2013017387
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40022992469
Other physical details
music
System control number
(OCoLC)840463190
Label
The Arab avant-garde : music, politics, modernity, Thomas Burkhalter, Kay Dickinson, and Benjamin J. Harbert, editors
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references, discography and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A note on transliteration : introduction : "Arab" + "Avant-garde" / Kay Dickinson -- Transforming space : the production of contemporary Syrian art music / Shayna Silverstein -- Balancing integration and disintegration : Amir Elsaffar and the contingent avant-garde / Kamran Rastegar -- Multisited avant-gardes or world music 2.0? Musicians from Beirut and beyond between local production and Euro-American reception / Thomas Burkhalter -- The "people's artist" and the beginnings of the twentieth-century Arab avant-garde / Saed Muhssin -- Challenging the status quo in war-torn Lebanon : Ziad Rabhani, the avant-garde heir to musical tradition / Sami W. Asmar -- A look at lightning : the life and compositions of Halim El-Dabh / Michael Khoury -- Sonic cosmopolitanisms : experimental improvised music and a Lebanese-American cultural exchange / Marina Peterson -- Activism and authenticity : Palestinian and related hip-hop in an international frame / Caroline Rooney -- Noise and its formless shadows : Egypt's extreme metal as avant-garde Nafas Dawsha / Benjamin J. Harbert
Control code
840463190
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vii, 284 pages
Isbn
9780819573865
Lccn
2013017387
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40022992469
Other physical details
music
System control number
(OCoLC)840463190

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