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"Remembered Rhythms" explores the role of music and cultural memory in shaping and creating diasporic identities. With contributions from leading scholars in the fields of ethnomusicology, cultural studies, sociology, and anthropology, the essays range across the musical traditions of the Indian diaspora in Trinidad, the role of Hindi film music in the diaspora, and the music of the African and Jewish diasporas in India. Illustrated throughout with halftones and accompanied by a fascinating compact disc of musical examples from many of the traditions discussed, "Remembered Rhythms" will be of significant interest to scholars of ethnomusicology and cultural anthropology.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781905422500
ISBN-10: 1905422504
Format: Paperback
(230mm x 198mm x 22mm)
Pages: 282
Imprint: Seagull Books London Ltd
Publisher: Seagull Books London Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Shubha Chaudhuri

Shubha Chaudhuri is director of the Archives and Research Centre for Ethnomusicology at the American Institute of Indian Studies, New Delhi. Anthony Seeger is professor of ethnomusicology at the University of California, Los Angeles. Seeger served as director of Smithsonian Folkways Recordings at the Smithsonian Institution from 1988 to 2000 and was executive producer of all recordings issued on the Smithsonian Folkways label during that time.

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