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The hundred thousand fools of God : musical travels in Central Asia (and Queens, New York), Theodore Levin

Label
The hundred thousand fools of God : musical travels in Central Asia (and Queens, New York)
Title
The hundred thousand fools of God
Title remainder
musical travels in Central Asia (and Queens, New York)
Statement of responsibility
Theodore Levin
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Through music, The Hundred Thousand Fools of God opens a window onto the cultural and political history of Central Asia in tsarist, Soviet, and post-Soviet times. Narrated as a travelogue, the book presents the author's encounters with musicians in Tashkent, Bukhara, Khorezm, the mountains and valleys of Uzbekistan and Tajikistan - and Queens, New York, where many Bukharan Jewish musicians have emigrated
  • Theodore Levin assembles a living musical and ethnographic map by highlighting the fate of traditions, beliefs, and social relationships in Muslim and Jewish Central Asian cultures during and after seventy years of Soviet rule. He evokes the spectacular physical and human geography of the area and weaves a rich ethnography of the life styles, values, and art of the musical performers. The book introduces urban musical genres such as maqam, mavrigi, suvara, and dastan, while in rural areas the focus is on the epic-reciter and the healer, both called baxshi, and on performers of a variety of folk genres. The accompanying 74-minute CD features 23 on-site recordings of musicians from the cities, mountains, and valleys of Transoxania in performances ranging from urban rock, court music, and classical pieces combining European and Central Asian influences to spirited wedding songs, lyrical ghazals, ritual chants, and field hollers
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Levin, Theodore Craig
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • music
  • phonodisk
Index
index present
LC call number
ML3758.A783
LC item number
L48 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • discographies
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Music
  • Jews, Bukharan
  • Ethnomusicology
  • Music
  • Music
  • Queens (New York, N.Y.)
  • Musik
  • Zentralasien
  • Musique
  • Ethnomusicologie
  • Juifs moyen-orientaux
  • Musique
  • Musique et sociét
  • Musik
  • CD
  • Zentralasien
Label
The hundred thousand fools of God : musical travels in Central Asia (and Queens, New York), Theodore Levin
Instantiates
Publication
Note
BOOK CONTAINS 1 DISC
Accompanying material
1 audio disc (digital ; 4 3/4 in.)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical (pages 308-310) and discographical (p. 310-311) references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Tashkent -- Bukhara -- The South : Surxandarya & Qashqadarya -- Khorezm -- The Upper Zaravshan & Yagnâb -- Shahristan -- Queens
Control code
34413208
Dimensions
24 cm +
Extent
xvi, 318 pages
Isbn
9780253213105
Lccn
96007607
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, music
System control number
(OCoLC)34413208
Label
The hundred thousand fools of God : musical travels in Central Asia (and Queens, New York), Theodore Levin
Publication
Note
BOOK CONTAINS 1 DISC
Accompanying material
1 audio disc (digital ; 4 3/4 in.)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical (pages 308-310) and discographical (p. 310-311) references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Tashkent -- Bukhara -- The South : Surxandarya & Qashqadarya -- Khorezm -- The Upper Zaravshan & Yagnâb -- Shahristan -- Queens
Control code
34413208
Dimensions
24 cm +
Extent
xvi, 318 pages
Isbn
9780253213105
Lccn
96007607
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, music
System control number
(OCoLC)34413208

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