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Performing Ethnomusicology: Teaching and Representation in World Music Ensembles

Ted Solis

Abstract

This book deals with creating, teaching, and contextualizing academic world music performing ensembles. Considering the formidable theoretical, ethical, and practical issues that confront ethnomusicologists who direct such ensembles, the sixteen chapters it contains discuss problems of public performance and the pragmatics of pedagogy and learning processes. Their perspectives, drawing upon expertise in Caribbean steelband, Indian, Balinese, Javanese, Philippine, Mexican, Central and West African, Japanese, Chinese, Middle Eastern, and Jewish klezmer ensembles, provide a uniquely informed and ... More

Keywords: ethnomusicologists, public performance, pedagogy, learning processes, intergenerational transmission, intercultural transmission, reflexivity, representation, hegemony, aesthetically determined interaction

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780520238749
Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520238749.001.0001

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Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ted Solis, editor

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Contents

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Part One Sounding the Other

Chapter 2 “A Bridge to Java”

INTERVIEW WITH HARDJA SUSILO DAVID HARNISH TED SOLÍS J. LAWRENCE WITZLEBEN

Part Two Square Pegs and Spokesfolk

Part Three Patchworkers, Actors, and Ambassadors

Chapter 8 “Can't Help but Speak, Can't Help but Play”

INTERVIEW WITH ALI JIHAD RACYBY SCOTT MARCUSAND TED SOLíS

Part Four Take-Off Points

Afterword Some Closing Thoughts from the First Voice

INTERVIEW WITH MANTLE HOODBY RICARDO TRIMILLOS