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Ethnomusicology -- Latin America

The following sources are recommended by a professor whose research specialty is Latin American music.


Six Superlative Sources

· Schechter, John M., editor. Music in Latin American Culture: Regional Traditions. Schirmer Books and Macmillan Library Reference USA, 1999.

· Olsen, Dale A., and Daniel E. Sheehy, editors. Volume 2: South America, Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean, of The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music. Garland Publishing, Inc., 1998.

· Schechter, John M. "The Current State of Bibliographic Research in Latin American Ethnomusicology." In D. Hazen, editor, Latin American Masses and Minorities: Their Images and Realities: Papers of the Thirtieth Annual Meeting of the Seminar on the Acquisition of Latin American Library Materials (SALALM), held at Princeton University, June 19-23, 1985. Madison: SALALM Secretariat, Memorial Library, University of Wisconsin, 1987. Volume I, pages 334-345; Volume II, pages 664-682.

· Béhague, Gerard H., editor. Music and Black Ethnicity: The Caribbean and South America. Coral Gables: University of Miami North-South Center; Transaction Publishers, 1994.

· Olsen, Dale A. Music of the Warao of Venezuela: Song People of the Rain Forest. University Press of Florida, 1996.

· Turino, Thomas. Moving Away from Silence: Music of the Peruvian Altiplano and the Experience of Urban Migration. The University of Chicago Press, 1993.

Other Excellent Sources

· Averill, Gage. A Day for the Hunter, A Day for the Prey: Popular Music and Power in Haiti. The University of Chicago Press, 1997.

· Jara, Joan. An Unfinished Song: The Life of Victor Jara. Ticknor and Fields, 1984.

· Harrison, Regina. Signs, Songs, and Memory in the Andes: Translating Quechua Language and Culture. The University of Texas Press, 1984.

· Grebe, María Ester. The Chilean Verso: A Study in Musical Archaism. Translated by Bette Jo Hileman. UCLA Latin American Center, 1967.

· Carrasco Pirard, Eduardo. "The Nueva Cancion in Latin America." International Social Science Journal 34(4):599-623, 1982.

· Olsen, Dale A. "Symbol and Function in South American Indian Music." In Elizabeth May, editor, Musics of Many Cultures: An Introduction, pages 363-385. University of California Press, 1980.

· Olsen, Dale A. "Folk Music of South America--A Musical Mosaic." In Elizabeth May, editor, Musics of Many Cultures: An Introduction, pages 386-425. University of California Press, 1980.

· Paredes, Américo. A Texas-Mexican Cancionero: Folksongs of the Lower Border.. University of Illinois Press, 1976.

· Turino, Thomas. "Music in Latin America." In Bruno Nettl, Charles Capwell, Isabel K.F. Wong, Thomas Turino, and Philip V. Bohlman, Excusrions in World Music, 2nd edition, pages 223-250. Prentice Hall, 1997.

· Stuempfle, Stephen. The Steelband Movement: The Forging of a National ARt in Trinidad and Tobago. University of Pennsylvania Press, 1995.

· Schechter, John M. "Latin America and Ecuador." Chapter Nine. In Jeff Todd Titon, general editor, Worlds of Music: An Introduction to the Music of the World's Peoples, 3rd edition, pages 428-494. Schirmer Books, Simon and Schuster, Macmillan, 1996.

· Schechter, John M. The Indispensable Harp: Historical Development, Modern Roles, Configurations, and Performance Practices in Ecuador and Latin America. The Kent State University Press, 1992.

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