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African American Music

Berliner, Paul.  1994. Thinking in Jazz:  The Infinite Art of Improvi s ation . Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Cruz, Jon. 1999. Culture on the Margins: The Black Spiritual and the Rise of American Cultural Interpretation . Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.

Keyes, Cheryl Lynette. 2004. Rap Music and Street Consciousness . Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press.

Mellonee V. Burnim and Portia K. Maultsby, eds. 2006. African American Music: An Introduction . New York: Routledge.

Monson, Ingrid. 2000.   The African Diaspora:  A Musical Perspective .  New York:  Garland.

----- .  1996.   Saying Something:  Jazz Improvisation and Interaction . Chicago: University of Chicago Press.


Berliner, Paul.  1999 [1978]. The Soul of Mbira:  Music and Traditions of the Shona People of Zimbabwe .  Chicago:  University of Chicago Press.

Chernoff, John Miller. 1979. African Music and African Sensibility: Aesthetics and Social Action in African Musical Idioms . Chicago: university of Chicago Press.

Nketia. J. H. Kwabena. 1974. The Music of Africa . New York: W. W. Norton.

Reed, Daniel. 2003. Dan Ge Performance: Masks and Music in Contemporary Côte d' Ivoire . Bloomington: Indiana University Press.

Stone, Ruth M.,(ed.). 2000. Handbook of African Music . New York: Routledge.

______.1992. Let the Inside Be Sweet: The Interpretation of Music Event among the Kpelle of Liberia. Bloomington: Indiana University Press.

Waterman, Christopher. 1990. Jùjú: A Social History and Ethnography of an African Popular Music . Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

East Asia

Harris, Rachel A. 2004. Singing the Village: Music, Memory, and Ritual among the Sibe of Xinjiang . Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press.

Hahn, Tomie. 2007. Sensational Knowledge: Embodying Culture through Japanese Dance . Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press.

Howard, Keith, ed. 2006. Korean Pop Music: Riding the Wave . Folkestone, Kent: Global Oriental.

Liang, Ming-Yüeh. 1985. Music of the Billion: An Introduction to Chinese Musical Culture . New York: Heinrichshofen.

Park, Chan E. 2003. Voices from the Straw Mat: Toward an Ethnography of Korean Story Singing . Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press.

Rees, Helen. 2000. Echoes of History: Naxi Music in Modern China . New York: Oxford University Press.

Witzleben, Lawrence J. 1995. "Silk and Bamboo" Music in Shanghai: The Jiangna Sizhu Instrumental Ensemble Tradition . Ohio: Kent State University Press.

Yano, Christine. 2002. Tears of Longing: Nostalgia and the Nation in Japanese Popular Song . Cambridge: Harvard University Press.

Yung, Bell, Evelyn S. Rawski, and Rubie S. Watson, eds. 1996. Harmony and Counterpoint: Ritual Music in Chinese Context . Stanford: Stanford University Press.

Jewish Music:

Summit, Jeffrey. 2002. The Lord's Song in a Strange Land .   New York: Oxford University Press.

Shelemay, Kay Kaufman. 1998. Let Jasmine Rain Down:  Prayer and Remembrance Among Syrian Jews . Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Slobin, Mark. 2000. Fiddler on the Move:  Exploring the Klezmer World . New York: Oxford University Press.

Latin America/Caribbean

Averill, Gage.  1997.  A Day for the Hunter, A Day for the Prey: Popular Music and Power in Haiti . Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Behague, Gerard. 1994. Music and Black Ethnicity: The Caribbean and South America . New Brunswick: Transaction Publishers.

Moore, Robin. 2006. Music and Revolution: Cultural Change in Socialist Cuba . Berkeley: University of California Press.

Romero, Raul. 2001.  Debating the Past: Music, Memory and Identity in the Andes . New York: Oxford University Press.

Seeger, Anthony. 2004.  Why Suya Sing: A Musical Anthropology of an Amazonian People . Urbana:  University of Illinois Press.

Simonett, Helena. 2001. Banda: Mexican Musical Life a cross Borders . Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press.

Turino, Thomas . 1993. Moving Away from Silence . Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Waxer, Lise. 2002. The City of Musical Memory: Salsa, Record Grooves, and Popular Culture in Cali, Colombia.  Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press.