Readings for May 3

Required readings:

Tenzer, Michael. Balinese Music. 11-25. Hong Kong: Periplus Editions, 1998. Available on Blackboard.

Brinner, Benjamin. Music in Central Java: Experiencing Music, Expressing Culture. 1-24. New York: Oxford University Press, 2008. Available on Blackboard.

Harnish, David. “Teletubbies in Paradise: Tourism, Indonesianisation and Modernisation in Balinese Music.” Yearbook for Traditional Music, 37 (2005): 103-123.

Readings for May 1

Required readings:

Nasr, Seyyed Hossein. “Islam and Music: The Legal and the Spiritual Dimensions.” In Sullivan, Lawrence E. ed. Enchanting Powers: Music in the World Religions. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1997. 219-236. Available on Blackboard.

Hirschkind, Charles. “Islam, Nationalism, and Audition.” In The Ethical Soundscape: Cassette Sermons and Islamic Counterpublics. New York: Columbia University Press, 2006. 32-66. Available on Blackboard.

Atia, Tarek. “Pimpin’ a Classic.” Al-Ahram. 1-7 June 2000. 

Readings for April 26

Required readings:

Roberson, James E. “Uchinaa Pop: Place and Identity in Contemporary Okinawan Popular Music.” Critical Asian Studies, 33:2 (2001): 211-242.

Gillan, Matt. “Imagining Okinawa: Japanese Musicians and Okinawan Music.” Perfect Beat 10.2 (2009): 177-195. Available on Blackboard.


Suggested readings:

Roberson, James E. “Singing Diaspora: Okinawan Songs of Home, Departure, and Return.” Identities: Global Studies in Culture and Power, 17.4 (2010): 430-453. 

De Ferranti, H. “Music and Diaspora in the Second Metropolis: The Okinawan and Korean Musicians of Interwar Osaka. Japanese Studies, 29.2 (2009): 235-253.


Readings for April 19

Required readings:

Stanyek, Jason. “Transmissions of an Interculture: Pan-African Jazz and Intercultural Improvisation.” In Fischlin, Daniel, and Ajay Heble. The Other Side of Nowhere: Jazz, Improvisation, and Communities in Dialogue. Middletown, Conn: Wesleyan University Press, 2004  87-130. Available on Blackboard.

Sublette, Ned. “Kingsmen and the Cha Cha.” In Weisbard, Eric. Listen Again: A Momentary History of Pop Music. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2007. 69-94. Available on Blackboard.

Suggested readings:

Brennan, Timothy. “Introduction to the English Edition.” Music in Cuba [Alejo Carpentier]. 1-58. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press, 2001. Available on Blackboard.

Readings for April 12

Required readings:

Shain, Richard M. “The Re(Public) of Salsa: Afro-Cuban Music in Fin-De-Siècle Dakar.” Africa 79.2(2009): 186-206.

Meintjes, Louis. “Producing Liveness.” Sound of Africa!: Making Music Zulu in a South African Studio. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2003. 109-146. Available on Blackboard.

Readings for April 10

Required readings:

Turino, Thomas. “The Music of Sub-Saharan Africa.” In Excursions in World Music, ed. Bruno Nettl, et al., 161-190. New Jersey: Pearson Prentice Hall, 2004. Available on Blackboard.

Agawu, Kofi V. “Structural Analysis or Cultural Analysis: Competing Perspectives on the ‘Standard Pattern’ of West African Rhythm.” Journal of the American Musicological Society 59:1 (2006): 1-46.

Readings for April 5

Required readings:

Crook, Larry. “Black ConsciousnessSamba Reggae, and the Re-Africanization of Bahian Carnival Music in Brazil.” The World of Music 35.2 (1993): 90-108. Available on Blackboard.

McCann, Bryan. “Different Drummers.” In The Throes of Democracy: Brazil since 1989. 95-115.  London: Zed Press, 2008. Available on Blackboard.

Suggested readings:

Béhague , Gerard. “Rap, Reggae, Rock, or Samba: The Local and the Global in Brazilian Popular Music (1985-95).” Latin American Music Review /  Revista de Música Latinoamericana, 27.1 (2006): 79-90.