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Title:
World music : the rough guide
Author:
Broughton, Simon.
Edition:
New edition.
Publication Information:
London : Rough Guides ; London ; New York : Distributed by the Penguin Group, 1999-
Physical Description:
volumes : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Language:
English
Contents:
v. 1. Africa, Europe and the Middle East
ISBN:
9781858286358
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

All entries in this reference are fully revised and updated with expanded discographies in which the CD reviews are preceded by quickly-accessible, biographical three-liners on the artists and bands.


Reviews 3

Booklist Review

When the first edition of this work was published in 1994, it occupied a single volume. Interest in world music has grown since then, and volume one of the new edition covers just half the globe. In addition to annotated discographies, there are extended essays on musical styles and traditions, from the pelimanni (or folk) music of Finland to South African jazz. Volume two will cover Latin and North America, the Caribbean, India, Asia, and the Pacific.


Library Journal Review

These eye-popping volumes, which omit the glossaries but otherwise update and expand to twice the size the marvelous single-volume 1994 edition (LJ 1/95), give general audiences over 160 articles on pop, folk, and non-Western classical musical traditions from nearly every country in the world and many borderless ethnic groups or national musical subdivisions. (Jazz and much of U.S. commercially popular music are not included.) The articles, written in British English by more than 100 contributors and delivered with opinionated snap and multicultural spice, provide historical background, cultural context, interviews with musicians, quotations from lyrics, discographies (including CDs, some highlighted for "first purchase"; cassette tapes; and a few vinyl discs), and black-and-white photos of selected musicians. Each volume includes information on contributors (a mix of scholars, journalists, producers, and fans), a directory of record labels and shops, ads for recordings and magazines, and many references to web sites. Highly recommended for public libraries and for any music library as a guide to recorded sound collection building.√ĄBonnie Jo Dopp, Univ. of Maryland Libs., College Park (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Choice Review

The first appearance of the "Rough Guide" in 1994 enjoyed great success. It has now been updated and expanded to two volumes, the first of which covers Africa, Europe, and the Middle East and includes numerous articles, discographies, photos, and directories. The second volume, not yet published, will cover the Americas, Asia, and the Pacific. A companion CD is published separately. Numerous sidebars contain information about groups, instruments, and geographic areas. The articles are thorough and provide enough information to permit readers to familiarize themselves with completely new genres of music. Smaller and more concise than MusicHound World: The Essential Album Guide, ed. by Adam McGovern (CH, Jun'00), this source provides similar information about popular, folk, and classical musical traditions around the world. The section on record labels and record shops covers specialists in African, European, or Middle Eastern music. The selected recordings include short descriptions of the type of music and artist. This easy-to-read resource will be an asset to all collections. ; Southern Methodist University


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