Encyclopedia of Native American music of North America

by Keillor, Elaine, 1939-

Format: Print Book 2013
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This book is a one-stop reference resource for the vast variety of musical expressions of the First Peoples' cultures of North America, both past and present.

Encyclopedia of Native American Music of North America documents the surprisingly varied musical practices among North America's First Peoples, both historically and in the modern context. It supplies a detailed yet accessible and approachable overview of the substantial contributions and influence of First Peoples that can be appreciated by both native and nonnative audiences, regardless of their familiarity with musical theory.

The entries address how ethnomusicologists with Native American heritage are revolutionizing approaches to the discipline, and showcase how musicians with First Peoples' heritage are influencing modern musical forms including native flute, orchestral string playing, gospel, and hip hop. The work represents a much-needed academic study of First Peoples' musical cultures--a subject that is of growing interest to Native Americans as well as nonnative students and readers.

Provides print and Internet resources with each entry Presents exclusive information derived from the personal research and fieldwork of the editors Includes a timeline that highlights important developments in First Peoples' musical expressions Supplies an index that allows users to easily look up all of the relevant information on a topic
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "This volume on Native American music is divided into 10 North American regions, excluding Mexico, with each section focusing on elements such as rituals, instruments, performers, and musical styles presented in historic and modern contexts. The U.S. recognizes 562 separate cultural groups in the Native world, and nearly 50 of them are discussed, with the understanding that there is overlap in many of their traditions. The authors also present a useful and lengthy historic overview of Native Americans and their music as well as an A-Z glossary of performers, instruments, and musical styles.--York, Steven Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Indians of North America -- Music -- Encyclopedias.
Indian musicians -- Biography -- Dictionaries.
Publisher Santa Barbara, Calif. :2013
Contributors Archambault, Tim, author.
Kelly, John M. H., author.
Language English
Description l, 449 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 9780313336003 (hardcover : alk. paper)
0313336008 (hardcover : alk. paper)
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