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Popular World Music, CourseSmart eTextbook

By Andrew Shahriari

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Sep 22, 2010

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    Exploring Popular World Music is the first introductory level text written to introduce students to popular music styles from around the world.  Focusing on styles that all students will know -- from Reggae to Klezmer, from Afro-Pop to Kodo drums--the book offers a comprehensive, listening-oriented introduction to the world's popular musical cultures.
    Each chapter will focus on a specific music style and its associated geographic locale.  The salient musical and cultural features associated with each example are discussed in detail to increase our appreciation of the music.  Relevant artists will be highlighted and suggestions for further reading and listening will be offered.  By the end of the book, the student should be able to 1) recognize a variety of world music styles, 2) articulate musical and cultural knowledge associated with each style, and 3) identify important artists related to the genre.
    Supplementing the text will be a web site fcreated by the author) featuring the author's world music map, enabling students to explore pop music cultures as they relate to each other; as well as an iTunes playlist for all the highlighted selections in the book.
This book should strongly appeal to Intro to World Music Courses for non-majors who wish to  study popular rather than traditional musics of the world, which would encompass a large majority of students enrolled in these courses. 

Table of Contents



·        Introduction

·        Audience

·        Scope

·        Organization

·        Focus Examples

·        Pathways to Pursue

About the Author


Chapter 1 —A Popular Approach to World Music

·        Defining Music

·        Recognizing Popular World Music

·        The Business of Popular World Music

·        Portal to World Music and Culture

Chapter 2 — A Review of Fundamental Terminology

·     Introduction

·        Fundamental Music Terminology

·        Song

o       Focus Example: “La Vie En Rose” performed by Edith Piaf.

·        Ballroom Dance

o       Focus Example: “Missouri Waltz” danced by Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers.

·        Jazz

o       Focus Example: “West End Blues” performed by Louis Armstrong.

·        Rock

o       Focus Example: “Hound Dog” performed by Elvis Presley.

o       Focus Example: “A Day in the Life” performed by The Beatles.

·        Hip-hop

o       Focus Example: “I’ll Be There For You/You’re All I Need To Get By” performed by Mary J. Blige and Method Man.

Chapter 3: Caribbean Critics (Calypso and Reggae)

·        Introduction

·        Colonialists and Carnival

·        Popular Music from Trinidad

o       Calypso

§         Focus Example: “Rum and Coca Cola,” performed by Lord Invader from Alan Lomax’s, Calypso at Midnight (1946).

o       Soca

§         Focus Example: “Hot, Hot, Hot” (1982) by Alphonsus Cassell (b.1954), a.k.a, Arrow

·        Popular Music from Jamaica

o       Mento

§         Focus Example: “Woman’s Smarter” performed by The Jolly Boys

o       Ska

§         Focus Example: “Guns of Navarone” performed by the Ska-talites

o       Rock Steady

o       Reggae

§         Island Records and The Wailers

§         Bob Marley

§         The Rastafari Movement

§         Focus Example: “One Love/People Get Ready” performed by Bob Marley and the Wailers (1977)

o       Rastafari References

o       Dub and Dancehall

§         Focus Example: “Get Busy” performed by Sean Paul

§         Summary

Chapter 4: Tango to Timba: Latin American Popular Music

·        Introduction

·        Who is “Latin?”

·        Latin Pop

o       Focus Example: “Conga” performed by Gloria Estefan and the Miami Sound Machine

·        Tango

o       Focus Example: “Por Una Cabeza” (“By a Head”) performed by The Tango Project, composed by Carlos Gardel an Alfredo Le Pera

o       Focus Example: “Por Una Cabeza” (“By a Head”) performed by Carlos Gardel

·        The Spirit of Salsa

o       Cuba

§         Focus Example: “El Cuarto de Tula (Tula’s Bedroom)” performed by the Buena Vista Social Club

o       Puerto Rico

o       New York City

·        Suddenly Salsa

o       Focus Example: “Oye Como Va (Hear How It Goes)” performed by Tito Puente

·        Timba and Reggaeton

o       Focus Example: “Gasolina” performed by Daddy Yankee

Chapter 5: Samba: The Sound of Brazil

  • Introduction
  • Maxixe and Choro
  • Carnival (or Carnaval)
  • Escolas de samba (Samba Schools)
    • Focus Example: “A Todo Vapo” performed by Escola De Samba Nocidade Independante De Padre Miguel
  • Samba enredo (Theme Samba)
    • Focus Example: “Aquarela Brasileira” composed by Ary Barroso and performed by Dominguinhos Do Estacio, Neguinho Da Beija-Flor, Pires & Rixxa
  • Carmen Miranda
  • Bossa Nova
    • Focus Example: “Girl from Ipanema” performed by João Gilberto, Astrud Gilberto, and Stan Getz.  Music by Antonio Carlos Jobim. Lyrics by Vinicius de Moraes.
  • Tropicália
  • MPB (Música Popular Brasileira) and Beyond

Chapter 6: Euro-Pop and Folk Fusions

·        Introduction

·        Eurovision and Euro-Pop

o       Focus Example: “Waterloo” performed by ABBA

·        Celtic Popular Music

o       Focus Example: “Theme from Harry’s Game” performed by Clannad.

·        What is Celtic Music?

·        Flamenco

o       Flamenco Proper

o       Flamenco Fusions

§         Focus Example: “Volare!” performed by the Gipsy Kings, written by Domenic Modugno

·        Fado

o       Focus Example: “Coimbra” performed by Amalia Rodrigues, music by Raul Ferrão, lyrics by José Galhardo

o       Morna

·        Polka

·        Klezmer

Chapter 7: Icons of Afro-Pop

·        Introduction

·        Mbube and Isicathamiya

o       Focus Example: “Hello, My Baby” performed by Ladysmith Black Mambazo

·        Marabi and Kwela

·        Miriam Makeba

·        Mbaqanga

o       Focus Example: “Kazet” performed by Mahlathini and the Mahotella Queens

·        Kwaito

·        West African Popular Muisc

·        Highlife

o       Focus Example: “Ghana-Guinea-Mali” performed by E.T. Mensah

·        Juju

o       Focus Example: “Ja Funmi” performed by King Sunny Ade

·        Afrobeat

·        The Praise Singers

·        Soukous (Congolese Popular Music)

·        Summary

Chapter 8: Bollywood and Beyond

·        Introduction

·        The Beatles

·        Pandit Ravi Shankar

·        Bollywood and Filmi

o       Focus Example: “Soja Rajkumari” performed by Lata Mangeshkar

o       Focus Example: “Chaiyya Chaiyya” performed by Sukhwinder Singh & Sapana Awasthi

·        Bhangra

o       Focus Example: “Jago Aaya” performed by Malkit Singh

·        Middle Eastern Popular Music

·        Persian Popular Music

o       Focus Example: “Gharib eh Ashena (Stranger, Familiar)” performed by Googoosh

·        Arabic Popular Music

·        Umm Khulthum

o       Focus Example: “Inta Omri” performed by Lubna Salame and the Nazareth Orchestra

·        Algerian Rai

o       Focus Example: “Didi” performed by Cheb Khaled

Chapter 9 — East/Southeast Asia

·        Introduction

·        Karaoke

·        Enka

o       Focus Example: “Kanashii Sake” (“Sad Sake”) performed by Hibari Misora

·        Modern J-Pop

·        C-Pop (Cantopop)

·        Mandopop

o       Focus Example: “He Ri Jun Zai Lai (When Will You Return?)” performed by Teresa Teng

·        Chinese Rock

·        Southeast Asia

·        Popular Music from Thailand

·        Luk Thung

o       Focus Example: “Field Flower in the Concrete Jungle” performed by Tai Orathai

·        Popular Music from Indonesia

·        Kroncong

·        Dangdut

o       Focus Example: “Qur’an dan Koran” performed by Rhoma Irama




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