International Council for Traditional Music

A Non-Governmental Organization in Formal Consultative Relations with UNESCO

Yearbook for Traditional Music. Vol. 39 (2007)

General Editor:  Don Niles

The 2007 Yearbook for Traditional Music contains articles, reviews of books, compact discs, videos, and websites.

Table of Contents


  • ‘Musical Faces of Croatian Multiculturality’ by Naila Ceribašić.
  • ‘The Zorn Trials and the Jante Law: On Shining Musically in the Land of Moderation’ by David Kaminsky.
  • ‘“Global Folk Music” Fusions: The Reification of Transnational Relationships and the Ethics of Cross-Cultural Appropriations in Finnish Contemporary Folk Music’ by Juniper Hill.
  • ‘Déjà Vu? Folk Music, Education, and Institutionalization in Contemporary England’ by Simon Keegan-Phipps.
  • ‘Musical Multiplicity: Emerging Thoughts’ by Mark Slobin.
  • ‘The “Invisible” Dimension of Zorba’s Dance’ by Magda Zografou and Mimina Pateraki.
  • ‘Turning Points: Has Ethnomusicology Lost Its Way?’ by Mervyn McLean.
  • ‘SamulNori, Wŏn-Pang-Kak, and Cosmological Didacticism’ by Nathan Hesselink.

Book Reviews

  • Bohlman, Philip V. Focus: Music, Nationalism and the Making of the New Europe. By Marcello Sorce Keller.
  • Gilbert, Shirli. Music in the Holocaust: Confronting Life in the Nazi Ghettos and Camps. By Bruno Nettl.
  • McLean, Mervyn. Pioneers of Ethnomusicology. By Timothy Rice.
  • Ziegler, Susanne. Die Wachszylinder des Berliner Phonogramm-Archivs. By Raymond Ammann.
  • Marett, Allan. Songs, Dreamings, and Ghosts: The Wangga of North Australia. By Richard Widdess.
  • Bakhle, Janaki. Two Men and Music: Nationalism in the Making of an Indian Classical TraditionBy Gordon Thompson.
  • Hesselink, Nathan. P’ungmul: South Korean Drumming and Dance. By Joshua D. Pilzer.
  • Rossen, Jane Mink, and Uri Sharvit. A Fusion of Traditions: Liturgical Music in the Copenhagen Synagogue. By Joel E. Rubin.
  • Buonomo, Pia Srinivasan. Il raga che porta la pioggia. By           Laura Leante.

Audio Reviews

Cross-regional collection

  • The Collection of Abraham Zvi Idelsohn (1911–1913). By Joshua R. Jacobson.


  • Éthiope: Les chants de bagana / Ethiopia: Bagana Songs. By Cynthia Tse Kimberlin.
  • Nigeria. Musique Haoussa: Traditions de l’Émirat de Kano / Nigeria; Hausa Music: Traditions of the Emirate of Kano. By Bode Omojola.
  • Senegal. Nalanke Pular (A Fulbe Griot): Birame N’Diaye. By Eric Charry

Central America and the Caribbean

  • Baithak Gana Sung by Dhroeh Nankoe: Songs from Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, and Surinam. By Peter Manuel.

North America

  • Amalia! Old Greek Songs in the New Land, 1923–1950. By Michael G. Kaloyanides.
  • Tamburitza! From the Balkans to America: 1910–1950. Hot String Band Music. By Mark Forry.

South America

  • Ilê Omolu Oxum: Cantigas e Toques Para os Orixás. By Vincenzo Cambria.
  • Jarana’s Four Aces (Los cuatro ases de la jarana): Vocal Duels from the Streets of Lima. By Michelle Bigenho.
  • Walzenaufnahmen aus Brasilien, 1911–1913 / Gravações em cilindros do Brasil, 1911–1913. By Samuel Araújo.

Central Asia

  • Turkestan chinois. Le muqam des Dolan: Musique des Ouïgours du désert de Taklamakan / Chinese Turkestan. The Muqam of the Dolan: Music of the Uighurs from the Taklamakan Desert. By Rachel Harris.

East Asia

  • Alili: Multi-Part Folksongs of Yunnan’s Ethnic Minorities, Parts 1 and 2; Nanwoka: Multi-Part Folksongs of Yunnan’s Ethnic Minorities, Parts 3 and 4. By Rachel Harris.

South Asia

  • Rivers of Babylon: Live in India! By Edwin Seroussi.
  • Sidi Goma: Live in India! By Peter Manuel.
  • Voices for Humans, Ancestors and Gods: A Musical Journey through India’s Interior (East and North-East). By David B. Reck.

Southeast Asia

  • Indonésie, Java Centre. Gamelan de Solo: Le jeu des sentiments / Indonesia, Central Java. Solonese Gamelan: A Garland of Moods. By Marc Perlman.

West Asia


  • Musique de l’époque abbaside: Le legs de Safiy a-d-Dīn al-Urmawī / Music of the Abbasid Era: The Legacy of Safiy a-d-Dīn al-Urmawī. By Owen Wright.
  • Women of Egypt, 1924–1931: Pioneers of Stardom and Fame. By Salwa El-Shawan Castelo-Branco.


  • 1951 Edinburgh People’s Festival Ceilidh. By Peter Cooke.
  • Gaelic Songs of Scotland: Women at Work in the Western Isles. By Peter Cooke.
  • Grèce. Koumpania Xalkias: Musiciens traditionnels d’Épire / Greece. Koumpania Xalkias: Traditional Musicians of Epirus. By Michael G. Kaloyanides.
  • Serbie: Mémoire tsigane / Serbia: Romany Musical Heritage. By Mirjana Laušević.

Video Reviews

  • Googoosh, Iran’s Daughter. By Stephen Blum.
  • Koto: Praise on Strings. By Anne Prescott.
  • Marcel Khalife—Voyageur. By Kristina Nelson.
  • From Africa to India: Sidi Music in the Indian Ocean Diaspora. By Roderic Knight.
  • Sketches of Kerala. By Rolf Groesbeck.

Website Reviews

  • Sketches of Kerala. By Rolf Groesbeck.
  • Rajan P. Parrikar’s Hindustani Raga Articles. Produced by Rajan P. Parrikar. By Matthew Rahaim.
  • World History Sources. By Nicholas Poss.
  • Follow the Drinking Gourd: A Cultural History. Produced by Joel Bresler. By Cheryl A. Tobler.
  • Paisajes sonoros de Venezuela. Produced by Carlos Suárez; Escoitar. Produced by a collective of changing personnel. By T. M. Scruggs.
  • Calypso: A World Music—An Exhibition of Photographs and Illustrations of the International History of Calypso, 1930–1970. Organized by the Historical Museum of Southern Florida. By Jean Joubert Mendes.