International Council for Traditional Music

A Non-Governmental Organization in Formal Consultative Relations with UNESCO

Yearbook for Traditional Music. Vol. 26 (1994)

General Editor:  Dieter Christensen

Table of Contents

  • ‘Chants of Power: Countering Hegemony in the Marquesas Islands’ by Jane Freeman Moulin
  • ‘The Pernambuco Carnival and Its Formal Organisations: Music as Expression of Hierarchies and Power in Brazil’ by Tiago de Oliveira Pinto
  • ‘The Sardana as a Socio-Cultural Phenomenon in Contemporary Catalonia’ by Josep Martí i Pérez
  • ‘Latvian Ethnomusicology: Past and Present’ by Martin Boiko
  • ‘The Contribution of Ernesto de Martino to the Anthropology of Italian Music’ by Tullia Magrini
  • ‘Gongs among the Kenyah Uma' jalan: Past and Present Position of an Instrumental Tradition’ by V. K. Gorlinski
  • ‘On the hua'er Songs of North-Western China’ by Yang Mu

Book Reviews

  • Cahiers de musiques traditionnelles by Laurent Aubert. Review by Tilman Seebass
  • Volks- und Popularmusik in Europa by Doris Stockmann. Review by Mark Anson-Cartwright, Stephen Blum and Lukas Richter
  • Fanitullen. Innføring i norsk og samisk folkemusikk by Bjørn Aksdal; Sven Nyhus. Review by Märta Ramsten
  • Norsk Folkemusikk, Serie II/Norwegian Folk Music, Series II. Slåtter for Vanlig Fele/Slåtter for the Normal Fiddle by Reidar Sevåg; Olav Sæta. Review by Bjørn Aksdal
  • Hungarian Folk Songs. Complete Collection by Béla Bartók; Sándor Kovács; Ferenc Sebö. Review by Stephen Erdely
  • Jewish Musical Traditions by Amnon Shiloah. Review by Johanna Spector
  • Musique Arabe: Le Congrès du Caire de 1932 by Philippe Vigreux. Review by Virginia Danielson
  • Text, Context, and Performance in Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam by Amy Catlin. Review by Giovanni Giuriati
  • Chinese Musical Instruments: An Introduction by Yang Mu. Review by Daniel Ferguson
  • The Autobiography of Takahashi Chikuzan. Adventures of a Tsugaru-jamisen Musician by Gerald Groemer. Review by Hugh De Ferranti
  • Theater as Music: The Bunraku Play "Mt. Imo and Mt. Se: An Exemplary Tale of Womanly Virtue" by C. Andrew Gerstle; William P. Malm; Inobe Kiyoshi. Review by Hugh De Ferranti
  • "Gagaku: Its Past and Present" by Steven G. Nelson. Review by Hugh De Ferranti
  • Moving away from Silence: Music of the Peruvian Altiplano and the Experience of Urban Migration by Thomas Turino. Review by Raúl R. Romero
  • Zouk: World Music in the West Indies by Jocelyn Guilbault. Review by Krister Malm
  • Barrio Rhythm: Mexican American Music in Los Angeles by Steven Loza. Review by T. M. Scruggs
  • Music in Human Life: Anthropological Perspectives on Music by John E. Kaemmer. Review by Marcello Sorce Keller

Audio Report

  • Greek Folk Dance Music. Review by Irene Loutzaki

Record Reviews

  • Música Tradicional de Lambayeque; Música Tradicional del Cusco. Review by Thomas Turino
  • Philippines: Musique des Hautes-Terres Palawan [Philippines: Palawan Highlands Music] by Nicole Revel-MacDonald; Charles MacDonald; José Maceda. Review by Hans Brandeis
  • The Sleeping Angel: Thai Classical Music by Fong Naam. Review by Gretel Schwörer-Kohl
  • Afghanistan: The Rubâb of Herat by Mohammad Rahim Khushnawaz; John Baily. Review by Hiromi Lorraine Sakata
  • Asie Centrale: Les maîtres du dotâr [Central Asia: The Masters of the Dotâr] by Jean During. Review by Alexander Djumaev
  • République Centrafricaine: Musique de Xylophones by Vincent Dehoux. Review by Maurice Djenda
  • Zimbabwe: The Ndebele People by Wolfgang Laade. Review by Gerd Grupe

Briefly Mentioned: Records

  • Bosnia: Echoes from an Endangered World by Ted Levin; Ankica Petrović. Review by Linda Fujie
  • Fiddle Sticks: Irish Traditional Music from Donegal. Review by Linda Fujie
  • Musique sur des routes de la soie [Music on the Silk Roads]. Review by Linda Fujie
  • Folk Music from Mongolia/Karakorum by Tiago de Oliveira Pinto; International Institute for Traditional Music; Hamburgisches Museum für Völkerkunde. Review by Linda Fujie
  • Sri Lanka: Buddhist Chant II: Various Rituals by Wolfgang Laade. Review by Linda Fujie
  • Kamalesh Maitra: Tabla Tarang. Ragas on Drums by Kamalesh Maitra; Kumar Bose; Laura Patchen. Review by Linda Fujie
  • Hariprasad Chaurasia and Fazal Qureshi. Rāg Bhīmpalāsī. Review by Linda Fujie
  • The Resplendent sound of Indian Santur. Nandkishor Muley by Nandkishor Muley; Fazal Qureshi; Ghulam Haider Joya; Max Peter Baumann; International Institute for Traditional Music; Hamburgisches Museum für Völkerkunde. Review by Linda Fujie
  • Behnam Manahedji. Master of Persian Santoor by Dieter Hauer. Review by Linda Fujie
  • The Music of Lorestān, Iran by Shahmirza Morādi; Rezā Morādi. Review by Linda Fujie
  • Folk Masters by Nick Spitzer. Review by Linda Fujie
  • Tondokumente zur Volksmusik in Österreich. Vol. 1: Burgenland. Review by Linda Fujie
  • Musiques de Fêtes en Calabre by Goffredo Plastino. Review by Linda Fujie
  • Bandoneon Pure: Dances of Uruguay. René Marino Rivero by Tiago de Oliveira Pinto; International Institute for Traditional Music. Review by Linda Fujie
  • Kaale Džambena. Review by Linda Fujie
  • Kuulas Hetki. Review by Linda Fujie
  • Papua New Guinea: The Coast of the Western Province by Wolfgang Laade. Review by Linda Fujie

Video Reviews

  • Le tar et le setar de Dariush Talai by Jean During. Review by Hormoz Farhat
  • Ireland's Whistling Ambassador: Micho Russell by Bill Ochs. Review by Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin