The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music

The United States and Canada
by Ellen Koskoff
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Publisher: Taylor and Francis

Series: Garland Encyclopedia of World Music

Publication Date: September 25, 2017

ISBN: 9781351544146

Binding: Kobo eBook

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This volume makes available the full range of the American/Canadian musical experience, covering-for the first time in print-all major regions, ethnic groups, and traditional and popular contexts. From musical comedy to world beat, from the songs of the Arctic to rap and house music, from Hispanic Texas to the Chinese communities of Vancouver, the coverage captures the rich diversity and continuities of the vibrant music we hear around us. Special attention is paid to recent immigrant groups, to Native American traditions, and to such socio-musical topics as class, race, gender, religion, government policy, media, and technology.