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World Music - The Rough Guide - Salsa to Soukous, Cajun to Calypso , The complete handbook

Broughton, Simon

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ISBN 10: 1858280176 / ISBN 13: 9781858280172
Editorial: Penguin, 1994
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1994 Paperback book. Very Good. Appears to be unread. Nice Clean Gift Giving quality. small bend to front cover, otherwise no noticable flaws. Book size: 6-1/2 x 9 x 1-1/2" thick, weighs 3 pounds. 697 pages, illustrated with black & white photographs. This book spans the music of 70 different countries and regions - everything from salsa to soukous, cajun to calypso, rai to qawwali. The detailed coverage brings together more than 60 expert contributors, whose feature articles take in the music to be seen and heard live around the globe, as well as on record. Major pieces are backed up by interviews with the key groups and artists, translations of lyrics, and extensive reviews and discographies. " World Music - The Rough Guide : Salsa to Soukous, Cajun to Calypso - The complete handbook", by Simon Broughton . published by Penguin, London. 1994 softcover book. *** Securely packed for safe delivery ~ since 1965 *** 6-1/2 x 9 x 1-1/2 ". N° de ref. de la librería 5601

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Título: World Music - The Rough Guide - Salsa to ...

Editorial: Penguin

Año de publicación: 1994

Encuadernación: Soft cover

Ilustrador: Photos

Condición del libro:Very Good

Edición: 1st Edition

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Narrative driven, providing background and context on the music of 70 countries and regions, ranging from salsa to soukous, cajun to calypso, rai to qawwali. Set up in regional chapters. Each explanatory chapter is followed by a discography, with very short reviews of what the editors consider the very best music in the category. Various musicians are spotlighted in sidebars.


Once you start flipping through World Music, there's no stopping. Unlike other genres, world music spans so huge a territory (the world) that there are surprises and new pleasures for everyone. The table of contents sets the tone. Laid out as a map of the world, the chapters are located directly on the map. This is followed, however, by a traditional table of contents, laid out in linear 1 to 13 format for those who don't go for the visual approach. However you chose your dive-in point, you won't be disappointed. A tremendous amount of work has gone into this guide, covering a remarkable number of subgenres and groups. Search for a group you've heard of, read up on a specific genre like klezmer or flamenco, get CD recommendations, or troll for new finds like Altan, the Irish band of the '90s, and Ibrahim Tatlises, the premier Kurdish performer. There's a wealth of sounds out there that Rough Guide makes accessible. --Stephanie Gold

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