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Mediterranean Mosaic (Perspectives on Global Pop): Popular Music and Global Sounds

by G. Plastino, Goffredo Plastino

Publisher: Taylor & Francis, Inc.
Pages: 336
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780415936552






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Overview of Mediterranean Mosaic (Perspectives on Global Pop): Popular Music and Global Sounds

The Mediterranean region, which includes Turkey, the Middle East, and North Africa, along with Italy, Greece, Spain and other European countries, encompasses a plethora of diverse but also interconnected cultures. The musical styles are just as diverse. Mediterranean Mosaic weaves together issues of music contemporary geopolitics and identity struggles. Acknowledging the region's historical legacy, it examines the ebb and flow of traditional musics within the region as well as outside influences on these traditions. Topics covered include: Klapa singing and Cha Wave from Croatia, the pop group Alibina, Pop-Rai from Algeria, and jazz in the Mediterranean. Also includes 20 musical examples.

Synopsis of Mediterranean Mosaic (Perspectives on Global Pop): Popular Music and Global Sounds

The Mediterranean region, which includes Turkey, the Middle East, and North Africa, along with Italy, Greece, Spain and other European countries, encompasses a plethora of diverse but also interconnected cultures. The musical styles are just as diverse. Mediterranean Mosaic weaves together issues of music contemporary geopolitics and identity struggles. Acknowledging the region's historical legacy, it examines the ebb and flow of traditional musics within the region as well as outside influences on these traditions. Topics covered include: Klapa singing and Cha Wave from Croatia, the pop group Alibina, Pop-Rai from Algeria, and jazz in the Mediterranean. Also includes 20 musical examples.

About the Author, G. Plastino

Geoffedo Plastino is Professor of Ethnomusicology at the University of Newcastle England. He is the editor of Italian Treasury, a 20-volume series of compact disks being published by Rounder Records from recordings of Italian folk music made by Alan Lomax and Diego Carpitella in 1954-55.

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