From the Tibetan Buddhist and Native American influences in the music of Pauline Oliveros to the arresting blend of Jamaican dancehall, rap, and bhangra of Apache Indians, this groundbreaking work examines the rise of 'world music' and 'world beat'.
Global Pop examines the rise of "world musics" and "world beat", and some of the musicians associated with these recent genres such as Peter Gabriel, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, and Johnny Clegg. Drawing on a wide range of sources - academic, popular, cyber, interviews, and the music itself - Global Pop charts an accessible path through many of the issues and contradictions surrounding the contemporary movement of people and musics worldwide. Global Pop examines the range of discourses employed in and around world music, demonstrating how the central concept of authenticity is wielded by musicians, fans, and other listeners, and looks at some of these musics in detail, examining ways they are caught up in forms of domination and resistance. The book also explores how some cross-cultural collaborations may fashion new musics and identities through innovative combinations of sounds and styles.
Table of Contents
Lists of Tables, Figures, and Music xi (2)
1 Popular Musics and Globalization 1 (38)
Hasn't World Music Been Around for
Thousands of Years?
Welcome to the Market
World Music Listeners
The Discourses of World Music
2 "Nothin' but the Same Old Story": Old 39 (30)
Hegemonies, New Musics
Peter Gabriel: Us
The Work of Art in an Era of Minimal
Kronos Quartet: Pieces of Africa
3 Strategies of Resistance 69 (30)
Ladysmith Black Mambazo: Two Worlds One
Rhoma Irama: "Qur'an dan Koran"
Djur Djura: Women of the (Third) World,
4 A Music of One's Own 99 (26)
D'C koo: Umoja
5 Strategic Inauthenticity 125 (22)
Youssou N'Dour: "A Modern Griot"
Ang駘ique Kidjo: "Let's Create A Better
6 Anglo-Asian Self-Fashioning 147 (26)
Sheila Chandra: "From Me You've Stolen East
Apache Indian's No Reservations: "A Very
Bhangra in the U.S.
7 Toward a More Perfect Union: 173 (24)
Johnny Clegg, Sipho Mchunu, and Juluka
The SongCatchers: "History 101"
Zap Mama: The Sound of Channel Surfing
8 Conclusions: We Are the World, and the 197 (10)
World Is Us
The "Global Postmodern"
Appendices 207 (26)
Appendix 1: Billboard World Music Charts,
Appendix 2: History of the Folk, Ethnic, and
World Music Grammy Awards
Appendix 3: "D all Og"
References 233 (26)
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Books and Articles
Permissions 259 (2)