Global Pop by Timothy D Taylor
World Music, World Markets

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Global Pop examines the rise of "world musics" and "world beat", and some of the musicians associated with these new genres such as Peter Gabriel, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, and Johnny Clegg. Drawing on a wide range of sources - academic, popular, cyber, interviews, and the music itself - Global Pop charts an accessible path through many of the issues and contradictions surrounding the contemporary movement of people and musics worldwide. Global Pop examines the range of discourses employed in and around world music, demonstrating how the central concept of authenticity is wielded by musicians, fans, and other listeners, and looks at some of these musics in detail, examining ways they are caught up in forms of domination and resistance. The book also explores how some cross-cultural collaborations may fashion new musics and identities through innovative combinations of sounds and styles.
 

About Timothy D Taylor

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Timothy D. Taylor is Assistant Professor of Music at Columbia University.
 
Published July 24, 1997 by Routledge. 304 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, Humor & Entertainment, Arts & Photography. Non-fiction

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While Taylor's extensive endnotes and bibliographic citations are likely to put off the casual reader, his thorough research makes Global Pop a fine introduction for the more scholarly world-music listener.

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