Overview:The Arab Avant-Garde - From jazz trumpeters drawing on the noises of warfare in Beirut to female heavy metallers in Alexandria, the Arab culture offers a wealth of exciting, challenging, and diverse musics. The essays in this collection investigate the plethora of compositional and improvisational techniques, performance styles, political motivations, professional trainings, and inter-continental collaborations that claim the mantle of "innovation" within Arab and Arab diaspora music. While most books on Middle Eastern music-making focus on notions of tradition and regionally specific genres, The Arab Avant Garde presents a radically hybrid and globally dialectic set of practices. Engaging the "avant-garde"-a term with Eurocentric resonances-this anthology disturbs that presumed exclusivity, drawing on and challenging a growing body of literature about alternative modernities. Chapters delve into genres and modes as diverse as jazz, musical theatre, improvisation, hip hop, and heavy metal as performed in countries like Iraq, Egypt, Lebanon, Syria, Palestine, and the United States. Focusing on multiple ways in which the"Arab avant-garde" becomes manifest, this anthology brings together international writers with eclectic disciplinary trainings-practicing musicians, area studies specialists, ethnomusicologists, and scholars of popular culture and media. Contributors include Sami W. Asmar, Michael Khoury, Saed Muhssin, Marina Peterson, Kamran Rastegar, Caroline Rooney, and Shayna Silverstein, as well as the editors.

This book is on page /a06b960ac9dc90216ed4e00b41bc8290/book/1603729663-9780819573858. It was written by the following authors: Benjamin J. Harbert, Kay Dickinson, Thomas Burkhalter. Book The Arab Avant-Garde, which can be read online, published by the company: University Press of New England. Other books on similar topics can be found in sections: Entertainment. The book was published on 2013-12-13 00:00:00. It has 296 pages and is published in Hardback format and weight 590 g. File for download The Arab Avant-Garde has PDF format and is called the-arab-avant-garde.pdf. Other books you can download below. Our topcanal.eu site is not responsible for the content of PDF files.


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