Asian Music

Asian Music

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Asian Music, the journal of the Society for Asian Music, is the leading journal devoted to ethnomusicology in Asian music, publishing all aspects of the performing arts of Asia and their cultural context.


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Summer/Fall, 2016 47:2

On the Recent Diversification of Bāul-Fakir Musical Repertoire in West Bengal: Spiritual Music in a Crowded Marketplace
Benjamin Krakauer
The Rabbit Record Brand of Siam/Thailand 1925–1970: Assessing the Legacy of T. Ngekchuan
James Mitchell
Blended Modes of Music Learning: Shaping Intermusicality in Kathmandu
Jaco van den Dool
I Was Cool When My Country Wasn’t: “Mao” and “Deng” Making Transnational Music in the Golden Triangle
Jane M. Ferguson
From Nameless to Nomenclature: Creating Music Genre in Southern Vietnam
Alexander M. Cannon

Book Review

Kendra Stepputat, ed.
Performing Arts in Postmodern Bali: Changing Interpretations, Founding Traditions
(Elizabeth Clendinning)

Multimedia Review

Kerala, the Cradle of Christianity in South Asia: The Cultural Interface of Religion and Music
(Rolf Groesbeck)

Multimedia Review Essay

Bali 1928, Volume 1: Gamelan Gong Kebyar Music from Belaluan, Pangkung, Busungbiu—the Oldest New Music from Bali
(Lisa Gold)

Winter/Spring, 2016 47:1

A View from Cambodia: Reorienting the Monochord Zither
Jeffrey M. Dyer
Self-Sacrifice, Womanhood, and Melodized Speech: Three Case Studies from the Caucasus and Anatolia
Estelle Amy de la Bretèque
Prosodic Rhythm in Jewish Sacred Music: Examples from the Persian-Speaking World
Evan Rapport
The Internet Guru: Online Pedagogy in Indian Classical Music Traditions
Jeff Roy

Book Review

Helen Rees, ed.
Lives in Chinese Music
(Beth Szczepanski)

Book Review Essay on Two Studies of Kammu Vocal Music of Laos

Håkan Lundström and Damrong Tayanin
Kammu Songs: The Songs of Kàm Ràw
Håkan Lundström
I Will Send My Song; Kammu Vocal Genres in the Singing of Kàm Ràw
(Gisa Jänichen)

Multimedia Review

Lontar Foundation Wayang Education Package
(Benjamin Brinner)

Summer/Fall, 2015 46:2

Hathrasi Rasiya: An Intermediate Song Genre of North India
Peter Manuel
A Score Full of Grief: Fumio Hayasaka’s Music for Sanshō the Bailiff (1954)
Michael W. Harris
Retuning Javanese Identities: The Ironies of a Popular Genre
Nancy I. Cooper
Standardizing and Exoticizing the Main Jo’oh: The Tourist Gaze and Identity Politics in the Music and Dance of the Indigenous Mah Meri of Malaysia
Clare Suet Ching Chan

Book Review

Margaret Kartomi
Musical Journeys in Sumatra
(Jennifer Fraser)
Stephen Jones
Ritual and Music of North China, Volume 2, Shaanbei
(Beth Szczepanski)
Stephen Jones
In Search of the Folk Daoists of North China
(Min Wang)
Hugh de Ferranti
The Last Biwa Singer, A Blind Musician in History, Imagination and Performance
(Bruno Deschênes)
David Novak
Japanoise: Music at the Edge of Circulation
(E. Taylor Atkins)

Winter/Spring, 2015 46:1

Sounding and Writing a Nepali Public Sphere: The Music and Language of Jhyāure
Anna Stirr
Authority, Critique, and Revision in the Sanskrit Music-Theoretic Tradition: Rereading the Svara-mela-kalānidhi
Matt Rahaim, Srinivas Reddy, and Lars Christensen
Instrumentalizing Tradition? Three Kayagŭm Musicians in the People’s Republic of China and the Construction of Diasporic Korean Music
Sunhee Koo
Drum Travel: Ensemble Drumming Traditions on Kikaijima—Cultures, Histories, Islands
Henry Johnson and Sueo Kuwahara

Book Review

Rachel Harris
Singing the Village: Music, Memory and Ritual among the Sibe of Xinjiang
(Mercedes M. Dujunco)

Book Review Essay on Two Inner Asia Studies

Theodore Levin with Valentina Süzükei
Where Rivers and Mountains Sing: Sound, Music, and Nomadism in Tuva and Beyond
Peter K. Marsh
The Horse-head Fiddle and the Cosmopolitan Reimagination of Tradition in Mongolia
(Sunmin Yoon)

Recording Reviews

Khaçadur Avedisyan: Oratorio
(Esra Berkman)

Summer/Fall, 2014 45:2

Performing Studies of Music in Asian Cultures: Some Personal Reflections on What We Have Been and Are Up To
Bonnie C. Wade
Minorities Onstage: Cultural Tourism, Cosmopolitanism, and Social Harmony in Northwestern Vietnam
Lonán Ó Briain
Singing, Dancing, and Identity in the Karen Diaspora
Heather MacLachlan
Chromatopes of Noh: An Analysis of Timbral Progressions in the Introductions to Three Plays
Michael Gardiner and Joyce S. Lim

Book Reviews

Martin Clayton
Music, Time & Place: Essays in Comparative Musicology
(Ben Krakauer)

Recording Reviews

Cute Boy, Charming Girl: Children’s Songs of the Modern Hebrew Nation (1882–1948)
(Carmel Raz)
Music of the Golden Sands: G’ayrat O’temuratov, Azat Seyilxanov: Songs and Melodies from Karakalpak Bards
(Bruno Deschênes)

Winter/Spring, 2014 45:1

Steel and Strawberries: How Chinese Rock Became State-Sponsored
Jereon Groenewegen-Lau
“It’s Our Culture”: Dynamics of the Revival and Reemergence of Punjabi Jhummar
Gibb Schreffler
There Is No Amen in Shaman: Traditional Music Preservation and Christianity in South Korea
Roald Maliangkay
Venerable Traditions, Modern Manifestations: Understanding Mayuzumi’s Bunraku for Cello
Lisa M. Cook

Book Reviews

Edi Nasution
Tulila: Muzik Bujukan Mandailing
(Lawrence Ross)
Heather MacLachlan
Burma’s Pop Music Industry: Creators, Distributors, Censors
(Jennifer Milioto Matsue)
Alan R. Thrasher
Sizhu Instrumental Music of South China: Ethos, Theory and Practice
(Yu Hui)
Frederick Lau
Music in China: Experiencing Music, Expressing Culture
(Ying Diao)
Peter M. Chang
Chou Wen-Chung: The Life and Work of a Contemporary Chinese-Born American Composer
Eric C. Lai
The Music of Chou Wen-chung
(John Winzenburg)

Summer/Fall, 2013 44:2

Constructing Genre in Indonesian Popular Music: From Colonized Archipelago to Contemporary World Stage
A Special Issue

Guest Editors: Jeremy Wallach and Esther Clinton

Popular Music Genres in the Dutch East Indies and Following Independence

From the Guest Editors
Jeremy Wallach and Esther Clinton

Genre, Hybridity, and Globalization, 1960–2012

History, Modernity, and Music Genre in Indonesia: Introduction to the Special Issue
Jeremy Wallach and Esther Clinton
Three Genres of Indonesian Popular Music: Their Trajectories in the Colonial Era and After
Philip Yampolsky
Musical Genre and Hybridity in Indonesia: Simponi Kecapi and Campur Sari
R. Anderson Sutton
Exemplary Centers and Musical Elsewheres: On Authenticity and Autonomy in Indonesian Indie Music
Brent Luvaas
"Dance to Your Roots": Genre Fusions in the Music of Indonesia's Krakatau
David Harnish and Jeremy Wallach

Contested Genres in the Present: Two Case Studies

Elevating the Underground: Claiming a Space for Indie Music among Bali's Many Soundworlds
Rebekah E. Moore
The Sound and Spectacle of Dangdut Koplo: Genre and Counter-Genre in East Java, Indonesia
Andrew N. Weintraub

Winter/Spring, 2013 44:1

Let Morning Shine over Pyongyang: The Future-Oriented Nationalism of North Korea's Arirang Mass Games
Lisa Burnett
What's in a Word? Classifications and Conundrums in Japanese Folk Performing Arts
Terence Lancashire
Tonight You Will Hear the Wedding of God: Heteroglossia and Polythematicism in the Performance of a Rājasthani Kathā
John Napier
The Tibetan gCod Ḍamaru—A Reprise: Symbolism, Function, and Difference in a Tibetan Adept's Interpretive Community
Jeffrey W. Cupchik

Book Reviews

Andrew Weintraub and Bell Yung, eds.
Music and Cultural Rights
(Rachel Tollett)
Denise Heywood
Cambodian Dance: Celebration of the Gods
(Stéphanie Khoury)
Christi-Anne Castro
Musical Renderings of the Philippine Nation
(Theodore S. Gonzalves)
D. R. M. Irving
Colonial Counterpoint: Music in Early Modern Manila
(Raul C. Navarro)

Recording Review

Angry Drummers: A Taiko Group from Naniwa, Osaka, Japan
(Deborah Wong)

Summer/Fall, 2012 43:2

Nationalism and Musical Style in Interwar Yōgaku: A Reappraisal
David Pacun
An Odyssey for Korean Rock: From Subversive to Patriotic
Min-Jung Son
The Expression of Chineseness and Americanness in Chinese Popular Music: A Comparison of ABC Pop Stars Wang Leehom and Vanness Wu
Boxi Chen
The Timbre of Thai Classical Singing
John Latartara
The Trajectories of Transplants: Singing Alhā, Birhā,and the Rāmāyan in the Indic Caribbean
Peter Manuel

Book Reviews

Fred Ho
Wicked Theory, Naked Practice: A Fred Ho Reader
(Susan M. Asai)
Sabine Trebinjac
Le pouvoir en chantant, tome II: une musique d’état impériale. (Power through singing, volume II: music of the imperial state)
(Bruno Deschênes)
Rolf Killius
Ritual Music and Hindu Rituals of Kerala
(Ben Krakauer)
Matthew Isaac Cohen
Performing Otherness: Java and Bali on International Stages, 1905–1952
(Peter Steele)
Gavin Douglas
Music in Mainland Southeast Asia: Experiencing Music, Expressing Culture
(Christopher A. Miller)

Recording Reviews

Hanoi Eclipse: The Music of Dai Lam Linh
(Jennifer Milioto Matsue)
The River of Exchange: Music of Agusan Manobo and Visayan Relations in Caraga, Mindanao, Philippines
(Antonette Adiova)
Songs from Siberut, Flores, and Solor Islands (Indonesia): Two Albums
Songs from the Uma: Music from Siberut Island—Mentawai Archipelago, Indonesia
Indonésie: chants des îles de Flores et de Solor/Indonesia: Songs from the Islands of Flores and Solor
(Philip Yampolsky)

Winter/Spring, 2012 43:1

Spaces Betwixt and Between: Musical Borderlands and the Manganiyar Musicians of Rajasthan
Shalini Ayyagari
Reinventing the Central Asian Rawap in Modern China: Musical Stereotypes, Minority Modernity, and Uyghur Instrumental Music
Chuen-Fung Wong
The Construction of Āmānnisā Khan as a Uyghur Musical Culture Hero
Elise Anderson
Caught between Heaven and Hell: The Morality of Music and Cosmologies of the Past in Persian Writings on Listening, c. 1040–c. 1800
Ann E. Lu

Book Reviews

Gregory D. Booth
Behind the Curtain: Making Music in Mumbai's Film Studios
(Joseph Getter)
Richard K. Wolf, ed.
Theorizing the Local: Music, Practice, and Experience in South Asia and Beyond
(Ben Krakauer)

Recording Reviews

Marty Regan: Forest Whispers . . . Selected Works for Japanese Instruments, Vol. 1
(Ralph Samuelson)
Birmanie: Musique du théâtre classique/Burma: Classical Theatre Music
(Gavin Douglas)
Musica y artes escénicas de la India (Music and dramatic arts of India)
(Peter Manuel)
Sufi Music: The Rough Guide to Sufi Music
(Michael Frishkopf)

Summer/Fall, 2011 42:2

Music in Ritual and Ritual in Music: A Virtual Viewer’s Perceptions about Liminality, Functionality, and Mediatization in the Opening Ceremony of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games
Francesca R. Sborgi Lawson
Performativity of Diff erence: Mapping Public Soundscapes and Performing Nostalgia among Burmese Chinese in Central Rangoon
Hsin-chun Tasaw Lu
Gamelan Performance Outside Indonesia “Setting Sail”: Babar Layar and Notions of “Bi-musicality”
Maria Mendonça
In Search of the Historical Development of Double-Reed Pipe Melodies in Japanese Tōgaku: Early Hypotheses and New Perspectives
Kwok-Wai Ng
Music and Masculinities in Late Ming China
Joseph S. C. Lam

Book Review

Sarah Weiss
Listening to an Earlier Java: Aesthetics, Gender, and the Music of Wayang in Central Java
(Benjamin Brinner)

Recording Reviews

Turkestan chinois. Le Muqam des Dolan. Musique des Ouïgours du désert de Taklamakan (Chinese Turkestan. The Muqam of the Dolan. Music of the Uyghurs of Taklamakan Desert)
(Nathan Light)
Chine: “Le pêcheur et le bûcheron”: Le qin, cithare des lettrés (China: “The Fisherman and the Woodcutter”: The Qin, Zither of the Literati)
(J. Lawrence Witzleben)
A Song of Dawn: The Jerusalem Sephardi Baqqashot at the Har Tzyion Synagogue
(Mark Kligman)

Winter/Spring 2011, 42:1

A Society and Its Journal: Stories of Hybridity
Stephen Blum
From Folk to Popular and Back: Musical Feedback between Studio Recordings and Festival Dance-Songs in Uttarakhand, North India
Stefan Fiol
Tibetan Buddhist Vocal Music: Analysis of the Phet in Chod Dbyangs
Lee-Suan Chong
Mountain Songs, Hakka Songs, Protest Songs: A Case Study of Two Hakka Singers from Taiwan
Tse-Hsiung Lin

Book Reviews

Mari Yoshihara
Musicians from a Different Shore: Asians and Asian Americans in Classical Music
(J. Lawrence Witzleben)
Scott L. Marcus
Music in Egypt: Experiencing Music, Expressing Culture
(Kristina Nelson)
Barley Norton
Songs for the Spirits: Music and Mediums in Modern Vietnam
(Alexander M. Cannon)
Dale A. Olsen
Popular Music of Vietnam: The Politics of Remembering, the Economics of Forgetting
(Lonán Ó Briain)
Benjamin Brinner
Music in Central Java: Experiencing Music, Expressing Culture
(Jesse A. Johnston)

Recording Reviews

Raja Edepus and Making of "Raja Edepus"
(Lynda Paul)
La Voix des Ancêtres / The Voice of Ancestors—Karakalpakistan
(Bruno Deschênes)
Gamelan of Central Java VIII: Court Music Treasures
Gamelan of Central Java IX: Songs of Wisdom and Love
(Christopher J. Miller)

Summer/Fall 2010, 41:2

Singing Ancient Piety and Modernity in "Song of Familial Bliss" (1935): Musical Translation of Huang Zi (1904–1938) in Interwar China
Joys H. Y. Cheung
Going with the Flow: Embracing the Tao of China's Jiangnan Sizhu
Kim Chow-Morris
The 12 Girls Band: Traditions, Gender, Globalization, and (Inter)national Identity
Hon-Lun Yang and Michael Saffle
Appropriating The Exotic: Thai Music and the Adoption Of Chinese Elements
Terry Miller
The Third Stream: Odisi Music, Regional Nationalism, and the Concept of "Classical"
David Dennen
Radhika Mohan Maitra: His Life and Times
Kalyan Mukherjea (with an appendix by Kalyan Mukherjea and Peter Manuel)

Book Reviews

Yoshitaka Terada, ed.
Music and Society in South Asia: Perspectives from Japan
(Stefan Fiol)
Nathan Light
Intimate Heritage: Creating Uyghur Muqam Song in Xinjiang
(Theodore Levin)
Tong Soon Lee
Chinese Street Opera in Singapore
Nancy Guy
Peking Opera and Politics in Taiwan
(Shzr Ee Tan)

Audio Recording Reviews

Anàk Čü Čhiàng: The Original People of Vietnam's Central Highlands
(Lap M. Siu and Jeffrey P. Williams)
The Art of the Early Egyptian Qanun
(Leslie Hall)
Taïwan—Musique des Hakka: Chants Montagnards et Musique Instrumentale Bayin (Taiwan—Music of the Hakka: Mountain Songs and Bayin Instrumental Music)
(Chuen-Fung Wong)
Voices for Humans, Ancestors, and Gods: A Musical Journey through India's Interior (East and North East)
(David Henderson)

Winter/Spring 2010, 41:1

Dancing to a Disco Beat? Children, Teenagers, and the Localizing of Popular Music in Bali
Jonathan McIntosh
Playing Off Site: The Untranslation of Onkyô
David Novak
Beyond Tālaprastāra in Indian music: Prosody as a Generating Function of Rhythmic Complexity in Aruṇakirinātar's Tiruppukal
V. N. Muthukumar
Making Sense and Senses of Locale through Perceptions of Music and Dance in Malang, East Java
Christina Sunardi
Expressiveness in the PreModern Performance Style of Chinese Music: "Equanimity" in Abing
Yuhwen Wang

Book Reviews

Stephen Jones
Plucking the Winds: Lives of Village Musicians in Old and New China
(Hwee-San Tan)
Sangita Gopal and Sujata Moorti, eds.
Global Bollywood: Travels of Hindi Song and Dance
(Gregory Booth)
Mitchell Clark
Sounds of the Silk Road: Musical Instruments of Asia
(Jesse A. Johnston)

Audio Recording Reviews

Gamelan de Solo - Le jeu des Sentiments (A Garland of Moods)
The Rough Guide to Bollywood Gold
(Alison Arnold)
Women of Egypt 1924–1931: Pioneers of Stardom and Fame
(Virginia Danielson)
Lalgudi G. Jayaraman: Singing Violins; U. Srinivas: Mandolin Melodies
(Rolf Groesbeck)

Video Recording Review

Khayal Darpan: An Indian Filmmaker Journeys through Classical Music in Pakistan
(Edward O. Henry)

Summer/Fall 2009, 40:2

Transnational Chowtal: Bhojpuri Folk Song from North India to the Caribbean, Fiji, and Beyond
Peter Manuel
Tales and Fables of the Chang (Harp) in Darvish Ali's Risalei Musiqi
Sławomira Żerańska-Kominek
Synthesizing Identity: Gestures of Filiation and Affiliation in Turkish Popular Music
Songül Karahasanoğlu Ata and Gabriel Skoog
Minstrelsy and Mimesis in the South China Sea: Filipino Migrant Musicians, Chinese Hosts, and the Disciplining of Relations in Hong Kong
Lee Watkins
The Production of Aura in the Gramophone Age of the "Live" Performance
Dard Neuman

Book Reviews

Joachim Braun
Music in Ancient Israel/Palestine: Archaeological, Written, and Comparative Sources
Ruth Katz
"The Lachmann Problem": An Unsung Chapter in Comparative Musicology [Be`ayat Lakhman: Perek `alum be-musikologyah hashvaatit, kolel mikhtavim ve-hartsaot shel Robert Lakhman she-terem pursemu
(Tina Fruhauf)
Saida Daukeyeva
The Philosophy of Music by Abu Nasr Muhammad al-Farabi
(Inna Naroditskaya)
Emma Baulch
Making Scenes: Reggae, Punk, and Death Metal in 1990s Bali
Timothy D. Taylor
Beyond Exoticism: Western Music and the World
(Andrew C. McGraw)
Martha Feldman and Bonnie Gordon, eds.
The Courtesan's Arts: Cross-Cultural Perspectives
(Sean Williams)
Deborah Wong
Speak It Louder: Asian Americans Making Music
(Eric Hung)

Audio Recording Reviews

D'Bhuyaa saaj: Live in India
(Peter Manuel)
El Tarab El Aseel by Riad Abdel Gawad
(Lisa Urkevich)
Iran: Le dotār du Khorassan, featuring Hamid Khezri
(Amaneh Youssefzadeh)

Video Recording Review

Drumming Out a Message: Eisa and the Okinawan Diaspora
(Ricardo D. Trimillos)

Winter/Spring 2009, 40:1

Introduction: Music and the Asian Diaspora
Eric Hung
Performing Race and Place in Asian America: Korean American Adoptees, Musical Theatre, and the Land of 10,000 Lakes
Lei Ouyang Bryant
Lou Harrison's Music for Western Instruments and Gamelan: Even More Western than It Sounds
Henry Spiller
Popular Hindi Film Song Sequences Set in the Indian Diaspora and the Negotiating of Indian Identity
Nilanjana Bhattacharjya
The Voicing of the Voiceless in Tan Dun's The Map Horizon of Expectation and the Rhetoric of National Style
Samson Young
Asian Masculinities and Parodic Possibility in Odaiko Solos and Filmic Representations
Paul J. Yoon
Performing "Chineseness" on the Western Concert Stage: The Case of Lang Lang
Eric Hung

Book Reviews

Alison McQueen Tokita
Kiyomoto-bushi: Narrative Music of the Kabuki Theater
Jay Keister, Shaped by Japanese Music: Kikuoka Hiroaki and Nagauta Shamisenin Tokyo
Anne Prescott

Audio Recording Reviews

MAHÂRÂSHTRA: (Inde/India) Chants des Konkanî de Kochi/ Songs of the Konkanî from Kochi
(Micah Martin)
Gamelan of Central Java II: Ceremonial Music; Gamelan of Central Java IV: Spiritual Music
(Sarah Weiss)

Summer/Fall 2008, 39:2

What's That Sound? Korean Fusion Music and the Ascendancy of the Haegǔm
R. Anderson Sutton
Nationalism, Nationalization, and the Egyptian Music Industry: Muhammad Fawzy, Misrphon, and Sawt al-Qahira (SonoCairo)
Michael Frishkopf
Xylophones in Thailand and Java: A Comparative Phenomenology of Musical Instruments
Jan Mrázek
Temple Music Traditions in Hindu South India: Periya Mēlam and Its Performance Practice
Yoshitaka Terada
Typology of Musical Structures in the Japanese Shintô Ritual Kagura
János Kárpáti
Innovation in the Guise of Tradition: Music among the Chin Population of Indianapolis, USA
Heather MacLachlan

Book Reviews

Lalita du Perron
Hindi Poetry in a Musical Genre: Thumri Lyrics
(Amanda Weidman)
Rob Simms
The Repertoire of Iraqi Maqam
(Scott Marcus)

Audio Recording Reviews

Song of the True Hand. Elizabeth Reian Bennett (shakuhachi)
(Jay Keister)
Bhakti: The Sound of the Soul
(Meilu Ho)
Gamelan de Solo - Le jeu des Sentiments (A Garland of Moods)

Winter/Spring 2008, 39:1

Introduction: Popular Music in Changing Asia
Jennifer Milioto Matsue
How Does Hanoi Rock? The Way to Rock and Roll in Vietnam
Jason Gibbs
Starting from Nowhere? Popular Music in Cambodia after the Khmer Rouge
Stephen Mamula
Treasures of the Island People: Tradition and Modernity in Yaeyaman Pop Music
Matt Gillan
Western Style, Chinese Pop: Jay Chou's Rap and Hip-Hop in China
Anthony Fung
New Technologies, Industrial Structure, and the Consumption of Music in Japan
Noriko Manabe
Lost in Translation: Filipino Diaspora(s), Postcolonial Hip Hop, and the Problems of Keeping It Real for the "Contentless" Black Eyed Peas
Rachel Dewitt

Book Review

Janaki Bakhle
Two Men and Music: Nationalism in the Making of an Indian Classical Tradition
(Sonia Gaind)

Audio Recording Reviews

Noora: A Golden Voice; Wah Rangiya: Passionate Punjab; Bol Ni Chakkiye: The Singing Wheel of Life
(Peter Kvetko)
Gamelan of Central Java, Vols. 5 and 7
(Roger Vetter)

Summer/Fall 2007, 38:2

Traditional Chinese Music in a Changing Contemporary Society: A Field Report of the Quantou Village Music Association, Baiyangdian Lake Region, Hebei Province
Zhang Boyu
Rectifying Lasciviousness through Mystical Learning: An Exposition and Translation of Ruan Ji's Essay on Music
Reed Andrew Criddle
Time, Gesture and Audience in a Khyal Performance
Martin Clayton
The Naghma-ye Chartuk of Afghanistan: A New Perspective on the Origin of a Solo Instrumental Genre
Ahmad Sarmast
The Pia's Subtle Sustain: Contemporary Ethnic Identity and the Revitalization of the Lanna "Heart Harp"
Andrew McGraw
In Memoriam: T.K. Govind Vidyarthi (1912–2006)
Margaret E. Walker

Book Reviews

Yu Siu-Wah
Such Are the Fading Sounds
(John Winzenburg)
Matthew Isaac Cohen
The Komedie Stamboel: Popular Theater in Colonial Indonesia, 1891–1903
(Michael Bodden)

Audio Recording Reviews

"Hori Hai": A Festival of Colours!!
(Shalini Ayyagari)
Mystic Sarod
(David Trasoff)

Winter/Spring 2007, 38:1

East Meets West in the Concert Hall: Asians and Classical Music in the Century of Imperialism, Post-Colonialism, and Multiculturalism
Mina Yang
Cycles and Peripheries: An Ottoman Kitâb el-Edvâr
Deniz Ertan
"Digging" and "Upgrading": Government Efforts to "Develop" Music and Dance in Lombok, Indonesia
David Harnish
Flowers on the Battlefield are More Fragrant
Lei Ouyang Bryant
The Guru Recontextualized? Perspectives on Learning North Indian Classical Music in Shifting Environments for Professional Training
Huib Schippers

Book Reviews

Ritwik Sanyal and Richard Widdess
Dhrupad: Tradition and Performance in Indian Music
(David Henderson)
Henry Spiller
Gamelan: The Traditional Sounds of Indonesia
(R. Anderson Sutton)

Audio Recording Reviews

Island Dreams: Songs and Lullabies Carried on the Wind
(Paul Humphreys)
Kartik Seshadri, Raga: Rasa, That which Colors the Mind
(Gordon Thompson)
Oh, Lovely Parrot!: Jewish Women's Songs from Kerela
(Miriam Gerberg)
Ilaiyaraaja: How to Name It?
Ilaiyaraaja with Hariprasad Chaurasia: Nothing but Wind
(Katherine Butler Brown)
Kazakhstan. Le Kobyz. L'ancienne viole des chamanes/Kazakhstan. The Kobyz. The Ancient Viol of the Shamans. Smagul Umbetbaev (kobyz and singing), Saian Aqmolda (kobyz).
Raushan Orazbaeva. Akku. Kazakhstan. Kyl-kobyz.
(Saida D. Daukeyeva)

Video Recording Review

Colours of Earth
(Edward O. Henry)

Summer/Fall 2006, XXXVII:2

The Purvi in Bhojpuri-Speaking India: Structure and Flux in a Disappearing Genre
Edward O. Henry
Gamelan Manikasanti: One Ensemble, Many Musics
I Wayan Sinti and Annette Sanger
Musical Healing in Eastern Tajikistan: Transforming Stress and Depression through Falak Performance
Benjamin D. Koen
Nice 'n' Easy - The Balinese Gamelan Rindik: Its Music, Musicians, and Value as Tourist Art
Kendra Stepputat
"The First Indian Tune That Ever Was Wrote Out": An Early Example of "World Hymnody" from the Subcontinent
David W. Music
Wayan Gandera Redux
Ruby Ornstein

Book Reviews

Nimrod Baranovitch
China's New Voices: Popular Music, Ethnicity, Gender, and Politics, 1978–1997
(Cynthia P. Wong)
Kathryn S. March
"If Each Comes Halfway": Meeting Tamang Women in Nepal
(Paul D. Greene)
Laurent Aubert
Les Feux de la Deesse: Rituels villageois du Kerala (Inde du Sud)
(Rolf Groesbeck)

Audio Recording Reviews

Qambel Maran: Syriac Chants from South India
(Zoe Sherinian)
KERALA: (Inde de Sud/South India). Le chant des Pulluvan/Pulluvan Songs
(Joseph J. Palackal)
Music of Makran: Traditional Fusion from Coastal Balochistan
(Michael Frishkopf)

Video Recording Review

South Indian Classical Music House Concert with M.D. Ramanathan and At Home with Master Musicians of Madras, Volume 1
(Matthew Allen)

Winter/Spring 2006, XXXVII:1

Tradition Serving Modernity? The Musical Lives of a Makassarese Drummer
R. Anderson Sutton
Lukthung: Authenticity and Modernity in Thai Country Music
Amporn Jirattikorn
Regulating and Negotiating in T'ûrot'û, a Korean Popular Song Style
Min-Jung Son
Tsugaru Shamisen: From Region to Nation (and Beyond) and Back Again
Henry Johnson
Irish Music and the Experience of Nostalgia in Japan
Sean Williams

Book Reviews

Jonathan P. J. Stock
Huju: Traditional Opera in Modern Shanghai
(Alan L. Kagan)
Henry Johnson
The Koto: A Traditional Instrument in Contemporary Japan
(Philip Flavin)
Satyendra K. Sen Chib
Companion to North Indian Classical Music
(Gordon Thompson)
Luciana Galliano
Yôgaku: Japanese Music in the Twentieth Century
(Yayoi Uno Everett)

Audio Recording Reviews

Visionary Tones: Traditional and Contemporary Kinko Style Shakuchachi Music by Christopher Yohmei Blasdel
(Jennifer Milioto Matsue)
Walzenaufnahmen Japanischer Musik/Wax Cylinder Recordings of Japanese Music 1901–1913
(Jay Keister)
Cantemir: Music in Istanbul and Ottoman Europe around 1700
(John Morgan O'Connell)

Video Recording Review

The Worlds of Mei Lanfang
(Lisa Urkevich)

Summer/Fall 2005, XXXVI:2

Rap in Indonesian Youth Music of the 1990s: "Globalization," "Outlaw Genres," and Social Protest
Michael Bodden
Singing the Past: Vietnamese Ca Tru, Memory and Mode
Barley Norton
Not Your Grandfather's Music: Tsugaru Shamisen Blurs the Lines Between "Folk," "Traditional," and "Pop"
Michael S. Peluse
Mind, Body, Spirit, and Soul: A Filipino Epistemology of Adeptness in Musical Performance
Manolete Mora
From Country Hick to Rural Hip: A New Identity Through Music for Northeast Thailand
Terry Miller

Book Reviews

Xiao Mei, Bell Yung, and Anita Wong, eds.
The Musical Arts of Ancient China
(Tong Soon Lee)
Gert-Matthias Wegner
Vintage Tabla Repertory
(Greg Booth)
Andrew N. Weintraub
Power Plays: Wayang Golek Puppet Theater of West Java
(Sean Williams)

Audio Recording Reviews

Drumming and Chanting in God's Own Country: The Temple Music of Kerala in South India
(Rolf Groesbeck)
Sidi Sufis: African Indian Mystics of Gujarat
(Alison Arnold)
Music of the Gambuh Theater: Bali's Ancient Dance Drama. Performed by Seka Gambuh Pura Desa Adat Batuan, The Gambuh Ensemble of Batuan's Village Temple
(Marc Perlman)

Video Recording Review

Wim van Zanten, Play the Saluang Flute, Use Your Fifth Finger: Lyrical Songs from Payakumbuh, West Sumatra
(David Goldsworthy)

Winter/Spring 2005, XXXVI:1

Relationships between Prosodic and Musical Meters in the Beste Form of Classical Turkish Music
Tolga Bektas
The Donkey's Ears Go Flop, Flop: Miyagi Michio's Koto Works for Children
Anne Prescott
Collaborative Music in the Performance of the Balinese Shadow Theater
I Nyoman Sedana
Pandits in the Movies: Contesting the Identity of Hindustani Classical Music and Musicians in the Hindi Popular Cinema
Greg Booth
Cultural Politics: The African American Connection in Asian American Jazz-based Music
Susan M. Asai
Review Essay: Wayan Gandera and the Hidden History of Gamelan Gong Kebyar
Michael Tenzer

Book Reviews

José S. Buenconsejo
Songs and Gifts at the Frontier: Person and Exchange in the Agusan Manobo Possession Ritual, Philippines
(Jeremy Wallach)
George E. Ruckert
Music in North India: Experiencing Music, Expressing Culture
(Thomas M. Hunter)

Audio Recording Review

(Henry Johnson)

Video Recording Reviews

Amy Catlin-Jairazbhoy, narrator, with Nazir Ali Jairazbhoy
From Africa to India: Music of the Sidis and the Indian Ocean Diaspora
(Amelia Maciszewski)
Wim van Zanten and Bart Barendregt
Told in Heaven to Become Stories on Earth: A Study of Change in Randai Theatre of the Minankabau in West Sumatra using Visual Documentation from the 1930s
(Veit Erlmann)

Spring/Summer 2004, XXXV:2

Introduction: Mindfulness and Change in Buddhist Musical Traditions
Paul D. Greene and Li Wei, guest editors
Carya and Caca: Change and Continuity in Newar Buddhist Ritual Song
Richard Widdess
The Dhamma as Sonic Praxis: Paritta Chant in Burmese Theravada Buddhism
Paul D. Greene
The Chant of the Pure and the Music of the Popular: Conceptual Transformations in Contemporary Chinese Buddhist Chants
Pi-yen Chen
The Shakuhachi as Spiritual Tool: A Japanese Buddhist Instrument in the West
Jay Keister
Buddhism and the Musical Cultures of Asia: An Annotated Discography
Paul D. Greene, Keith Howard, Terry E. Miller, Steven G. Nelson, Phong T. Nguyen, and Hwee-San Tan

Book Reviews

Nathan Hesselink, ed.
Contemporary Directions: Korean Folk Music in the Twentieth Century and Beyond
(Hilary V. Finchum-Sung)
Margaret Sarkissian
"D'Albuquerque's Children": Performing Tradition in Malaysia's Portuguese Settlement
(Julia Byl)

Audio Recording Reviews

Hariprasad Chaurasia (Flute) and Shib Sankar Ray (Tabla) Perform Four Dhuns by Uma Mehta
(Brita Heimarck)

Fall/Winter 2003/2004, XXXV:1

The That System of Seventeenth-Century North Indian Ragas: a Preliminary Report on the Treatises of Kamilkhani
Katherine Butler Brown
The Dragon Taught Us: Hmong Stories about the Origin of the Free Reed Pipes Qeej
Catherine Falk
The West's Songs, Our Songs: The Introduction and Adaptation of Western Popular Song in Vietnam before 1940
Jason Gibbs
Religious Supremacy, Anti-imperialist Nationhood and Persian Musicology after the 1979 Revolution
Azin Movahed
An Old Tradition but a Very New Practice: Accompaniment and the Saturation Aesthetic in Indian Music
John Napier

Book Reviews

Carole Pegg
Mongolian Music, Dance, and Oral Narrative: Performing Diverse Identities
(Peter K. Marsh)
Adelaida Reyes
Songs of the Caged, Songs of the Free: Music and the Vietnamese Refugee Experience
(Tong Soon Lee)
Deborah Wong
Sounding the Center: History and Aesthetics in Thai Buddhist Performance
(Andrew Shahriari)
Andrew F. Jones
Yellow Music: Media Culture and Colonial Modernity in the Chinese Jazz Age
(J. Lawrence Witzleben)

Audio Recording Reviews

Anderson Bakewell, recordings and notes
The Yemen Tihama: trance & dance music from the Red Sea coast of Arabia
Michael Frishkopf
Zhang Xingrong, recordings; Zhang Xingrong, Helen Rees and Jack Body, notes
South of the Clouds: Instrumental Music of Yunnan, Vols. 1-2
Joseph S. C. Lam
Hiromitsu Agatsuma, Tetsuro Kadoya, Kazumi Harasawa, and Seiichi Kyoda, producers
Hiromitsu Agatsuma's Beams
Jennifer M. Matsue

Video Recording Review

Martin Clayton and Simon Cook, videographers
Wayang Golek: Performing Arts of Sunda (West Java)
Sean Williams


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