Item description for Bards, Ballads and Boundaries: An Ethnographic Atlas of Music Traditions in West Rajasthan by Daniel Neuman...
Here is a highly illustrated cartography and catalogue of musicians and music-making in the Western districts of Rajasthan State in contemporary India. Based on extensive statistical and cultural data, it provides an ethnographic survey of musical traditions organized on the basis of specific communities of music specialists, their patrons, and the music they produce. Much of the cultural context of Rajasthan's musical history is based on the epic songs of its bardic traditions. These traditions are very much alive today and now enjoy a new global audience extending far beyond Rajasthan's borders. This volumes comes with a free CD of music samples.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 11.65" Width: 8.11" Height: 1.26" Weight: 3.79 lbs.
Release Date Dec 30, 2006
Publisher Seagull Books
ISBN 1905422075 ISBN13 9781905422074
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More About Daniel Neuman
Daniel Neuman is Executive Vice Chancellor at UCLA in Los Angles. Shubha Chaudhuri is the Director of the Archives and Research Centre for Ethnomusicology of the American Institute of Indian Studies. Komal Kothari was director and founder of Rupayan Sansthan, an institute of folklore in Rajasthan for over four decades.