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by Beverley Diamond

  • ISBN: 0195301048
  • Author: Beverley Diamond
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  • Rating: 4.8 of 5
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 208
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press; PAP/COM edition (November 30, 2007)
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  • Category: Art
  • Subcategory: Music
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Beverley Diamond is Associate Professor of Ethnomusicology at York University in Canada.

Beverley Diamond is Associate Professor of Ethnomusicology at York University in Canada. Series: Global Music Series.

A volume in the Global Music series.

Native American Music in Eastern North America is one of the first books to explore the contemporary musical landscape of indigenous North Americans in the north and east. A volume in the Global Music series. Having read another book by the same author last year, I suspected that this might focus more on philosophical and political issues than on the actual music as music, and this was the case. This was not necessarily a bad thing, but it was not what I was looking for from a book in this series.

Includes CD. Beverley Diamond.

Native American Music in Eastern North America is one of the first books to explore the contemporary musical landscape of indigenous North. Native American Music in Eastern North America: Experiencing Music, Expressing Culture. Includes CD. Native American Music in Eastern North America is one of many case-study volumes that can be used along with Thinking Musically, the core book in the Global Music Series.

Thinking Musically incorporates music from many diverse cultures and establishes the framework for exploring the practice of music around the world. It sets the stage for an array of case-study volumes, each of which focuses on a single area of the world.

New York: Oxford University Press, 2008. Article in Journal of the Society for American Music 5(04):557-559 · November 2011. Cite this publication. New York: Oxford University Press, 2008.

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Native American Music in Eastern North America is one of many case-study volumes that can be used along with Thinking Musically, the core book in the Global Music Series. Thinking Musically incorporates music from many diverse cultures and establishes the framework for exploring the practice of music around the world.

1 According to Diamond, Nunavut and Nunavik are two of four Inuit-dominated regions established at different times (35–36).

Nunavut was formally recognized as a Canadian federal territory in 1999. Seminarians, Récollects), the Jesuits, who arrived in the early seventeenth century, were particularly zealous in their efforts at converting and Christianizing indigenous peoples. Recommend this journal.

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Native American Music in Eastern North America is one of many case-study volumes that can be used along with Thinking Musically, the core book in the Global Music Series. Thinking Musically incorporates music from many diverse cultures and establishes the framework for exploring the practice of music around the world. It sets the stage for an array of case-study volumes, each of which focuses on a single area of the world. Each case study uses the contemporary musical situation as a point of departure, covering historical information and traditions as they relate to the present. Visit www.oup.com/us/globalmusic for a list of case studies in the Global Music Series. The website also includes instructional materials to accompany each study. Native American Music in Eastern North America is one of the first books to explore the contemporary musical landscape of indigenous North Americans in the north and east. It shows how performance traditions of Native North Americans have been influenced by traditional social values and cultural histories, as well as by encounters and exchanges with other indigenous groups and with newcomers from Europe and Africa. Drawing on her extensive fieldwork and on case studies from several communities--including the Iroquois, the Algonquian-speaking nations of the Atlantic seaboard, and the Inuit of the far north--author Beverley Diamond discusses intertribal celebrations, popular music projects, dance, art, and film. She also considers how technology has mediated present-day cultural communication and how traditional ideas about social roles and gender identities have been negotiated through music. Enhanced by accounts of local performances, interviews with tribal elders and First Nations performers, vivid illustrations, and hands-on listening activities, Native American Music in Eastern North America provides a captivating introduction to this under-examined topic. It is packaged with an 80-minute audio CD containing twenty-six examples of the music discussed in the book, including several rare recordings. The author has also provided a list of eighteen songs representing a wide variety of styles--from traditional Native American chants to an Inuit collaboration with Björk--that are referenced in the book and available as an iMix at www.oup.com/us/globalmusic.
Comments (3)

SupperDom
This book by Beverly Diamond left me dissatisfied because of its too large of a geographical focus and because of its sketchiness or superficiality. To discuss such diverse tribal music from the Seminoles and Cherokee of the semi-tropical southeast to the temperate New England Penobscot and Mi'kmaq to Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) of the Great Lakes to the arctic Inuit necessitates painting with a broad brush, highlighting the role of music, mainly songs, in society, particularly in keeping knowledge of the past and in creating new stories. While traditional songs and rhythms and styles are preserved to some degree, contemporary music is one of intertribal exchange, as occurs at pow-wow gatherings, as well as adoptation of non-Native American/First Nations musics: rock, blues, country, New Age, etc. On the plus side is that this book is one of the very few that do present information of Eastern tribal musics, and like other surveys and introductions, detailed examinations will surely follow. I particular liked reading about and hearing (for there is an inserted CD of various musical examples) some of the vocal music of Inuits, particularly the unique throat singing games typically performed by women. The book will certainly be of interest to those interested in indigenous peoples and to ethnomusicologists. For world music enthusiasts, Diamond's survey provides some insights to the social origins of the music, enriching the listening experience.
uspeh
This is an excellent source for all the Native American lovers out there. The CD included shares the mystical and emotional energy that the Native American's celebrate. A great addition to any Native American book and music collector.
Cala
Too erudite for the average reader

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