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Mediterranean mosaic : popular music and global sounds
Plastino, Goffredo.
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New York : Routledge, [2003]

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viii, 336 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Introduction : sailing the Mediterranean mosaics / Goffredo Plastino -- Paint it black, cat : rock, pop, and the Mediterranean / Franco Fabbri -- Seeking connections through a sea : Mediterranean sounds in Spanish folk and popular music / Silva Martińez -- Moroccan world beat through the media / Antonio Baldassarre -- Pop-raï : from a "local" tradition to globalization / Gabriele Marranci -- "New sounds, old tunes" : Tunisian media stars reintrepret the ma'luf / Ruth Davis -- Some meanings of the Spanish tinge in contemporary Egyptian music / Michael Frishkopf -- Yam tikhoniyut : transformations of Mediterraneanisms in Israeli music / Edwin Seroussi -- Crossing the boundaries : the Akdeniz scene and Mediterraneanness / Yetkin Özer -- Between East and West : contemporary grooves in Greek popular music (c. 1990-2000) / Kevin Dawe -- Klapa singing and ča-val : the Mediterranean dimension of popular music in Croatia / Joška Ćaleta -- Inventing ethnic music : Fabrizio De André's Creuza de mä and the creation of Musica mediterranea in Italy / Goffredo Plastino -- Sacred popular music of the Mediterranean and the journey to Jerusalem / Philip v. Bohlman.
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First published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Author Notes

Goffredo Plastino is Lecturer in World Musics at the University of Newcastle. He has published articles and books on ethnomusicology, organology, rap, opera, jazz, and photography

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Released in the "Perspectives on Global Pop" series, this book provides first an introduction and overview of research by Plastino (Univ. of Newcastle). Twelve chapters by as many authors follow, eleven of which focus on a specific country and popular genre. The first chapter, by Franco Fabbri, "Paint It Black, Cat," is a colorful discussion of the enormous differences that exist in all aspects of Mediterranean culture. The remaining chapters are consistent in their organization: each author describes the cultural setting, defines genres, and discusses individuals and ensembles that are currently well known regionally and usually globally through recordings. Roots, influences, and trends are the principal topics discussed. Discussion ranges from Spanish folk and popular music to "sacred popular music and the journey to Jerusalem"; also covered are specific musics of Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Egypt, Israel, Turkey, Greece, Croatia, and Italy. ^BSumming Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through faculty and professionals. R. Knight Oberlin College

Table of Contents

Goffredo PlastinoFranco FabbriSilvia MartinezAntonio BaldassarreGabriele MarranciRuth DavisMichael FrishkopfEdwin SeroussiYetkin OzerKevin DaweJosko CaletaGoffredo PlastinoPhilip V. Bohlman
Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Introduction: Sailing the Mediterranean Musicsp. 1
1. Paint it Black, Cat: Rock, Pop, and the Mediterraneanp. 37
2. Seeking Connections Through a Sea: Mediterranean Sounds in Spanish Folk and Popular Musicp. 57
3. Moroccan World Beat Through the Mediap. 79
4. Pop-Rai: From a "Local" Tradition to Globalizationp. 101
5. "New Sounds, Old Tunes": Tunisian Media Stars Reinterpret the Ma'lufp. 121
6. Some Meanings of the Spanish Tinge in Contemporary Egyptian Musicp. 143
7. Yam Tikhoniyut: Transformations of Mediterraneanism in Israeli Musicp. 179
8. Crossing the Boundaries: The Akdeniz Scene and Mediterraneannessp. 199
9. Between East and West: Contemporary Grooves in Greek Popular Music (c. 1990-2000)p. 221
10. Klapa Singing and Ca-Val: The Mediterranean Dimension of Popular Music in Croatiap. 241
11. Inventing Ethnic Music: Fabrizio De Andre's Creuza de ma and the Creation of Musica mediterranea in Italyp. 267
12. Sacred Popular Music of the Mediterranean and the Journey to Jerusalemp. 287
Contributorsp. 307
Indexp. 311