International Council for Traditional Music

A Non-Governmental Organization in Formal Consultative Relations with UNESCO

Yearbook for Traditional Music. Vol. 46 (2013)

General Editor:  Kati Szego

Table of Contents

  • Guest Editor’s Preface by J. Lawrence Witzleben
  • General Editor’s Preface by Kati Szego


  • ‘More than Two Koreas: Cultural Intersection and Chinese Korean Musicians in Contemporary South Korean Music Scenes’ by Sunhee Koo
  • ‘Facing the Predicament of Wordlessness: When We Speak of Certain Musical Sounds’ by Shen Qia
  • ‘Performing Transition in Mongolia: Repatriation and Loss in the Music of Kazakh Mobile Pastoralists’ by Jennifer C. Post
  • ‘The Chinese Community and the Corneta China: Two Divergent Paths in Cuba’ by Rolando Antonio Pérez Fernández
  • ‘Driving Change, Sparking Debate: Chi Bulag and the Morin Huur in Inner Mongolia, China’ by Charlotte D’Evelyn
  • ‘Escorting Lady Jing Home: A Journey of Chinese Opera, Gender, and Politics’ by Joseph S.C. Lam
  • ‘Masculinized China vs. the Feminized West: Musical Intertextuality and Cultural Representations in Once Upon a Time in China I and II’ by Po-wei Weng
  • ‘Sonic Expressions of Cosmological Awareness: A Comparative Study of Funeral Rituals among Han Chinese Living in the Yangzi River Valley’ by Qi Kun
  • ‘Balancing the Human and Spiritual Worlds: Ritual, Music, and Dance among Dusunic Societies in Sabah’ by Jacqueline Pugh-Kitingan
  • ‘Ethnomusicology in Times of Trouble’ by Timothy Rice

Book Reviews

  • Howard, Keith, ed. Music as Intangible Cultural Heritage: Policy, Ideology, and Practice in the Preservation of East Asian Traditions. Review by Anthony Seeger
  • García, Miguel A. Etnografías del encuentro. Saberes y relatos sobre otras músicas. Review by Julio Mendívil
  • Wolf, Richard K., ed. Theorizing the Local: Music, Practice, and Experience in South Asia and Beyond. Review by Mark Slobin
  • Gray, John. Baila! A Bibliographic Guide to Afro-Latin Dance Musics from Mambo to Salsa. Review by Robin Moore
  • Magriel, Nicholas with Lalita du Perron. The Songs of Khyāl. Review by Peter Manuel
  • Scales, Christopher A. Recording Culture: Powwow Music and the Aboriginal Recording Industry. Review by Gordon E. Smith
  • Gebesmair, Andreas, Anja Brunner, and Regina Sperlich. Balkanboom! Eine Geschichte der Balkanmusik in Österreich. Review by Barbara Alge
  • Kohl S., Randall Ch. Ecos de “La bamba”: Una historia etnomusicológica sobre el son jarocho de Veracruz 1946–1959. Review by Steven Loza and Daniel Sheehy
  • Hellier, Ruth, ed. Women Singers in Global Contexts: Music, Biography, Identity. Review by Susanne Ziegler
  • Popova, Deniza. Authentizität, Medialität und Identität. Wege der Definition und Transformation “authentischer bulgarischer Musiken”. Review by Helen Hahmann
  • Rahaim, Matthew. Musicking Bodies: Gesture and Voice in Hindustani Music. Review by Sarah Morelli
  • Weiner, Isaac. Religion Out Loud: Religious Sound, Public Space, and American Pluralism. Review by Marin Marian- Bălașa

Book Notes

Download the “Book Notes” section of the Yearbook for Traditional Music, Vol. 46 (2014) in PDF format.

Audio Reviews


  • Diɛt ke Jiëëŋ ne Cuëny Thudän / Songs of the Dinka of South Sudan. Review by Zoe Cormack
  • Kenya: L’obokano, lyre des Gusii / The Obokano, Lyre of the Gusii. Review by Andrew J. Eisenberg
  • The La Drivers Union Por Por Group: Por Por: Honk Horn Music of GhanaThe La Drivers Union Por Por Group: Klebo! Honk Horn Music from Ghana. Review by Noel Lobley
  • Nii Otoo Annan and Steven Feld: Bufo Variations. Review by Trevor Wiggins
  • Nii Otoo Annan: Ghana Sea Blues. Review by Amanda Villepastour

North America

  • Cape Breton Island Protest Songs. Review by Marion MacLeod

South America

  • ¡Así Kotama! The Flutes of Otavalo, Ecuador. Review by Xabier Etxeberria Adrien
  • Button Accordion and Bandoneón Music from Northern Uruguay: Los Gauchos de Roldán. Review by Morgan Luker

Central Asia

  • Basgo Castle: Songs and Dances of Ladakh. Review by Anna Morcom
  • Karjam Saeji: Tibet in My Heart. Review by Anna Morcom

East Asia

  • Hyelim Kim: Taegŭm Collection: Nim. Review by Andrew Killick
  • July 24, 1896: Korean First Recording: (Minyo) Korean Traditional Songs. Review by Andrew Killick

South Asia

  • Cachemire: Le sūfyāna kalām de Srinagar / Kashmir: Sūfyāna Kalām from Srinagar: Ustad Ghulām Mohammad Sāznavāz. Review by Karim Gillani

Australia and Oceania

  • Musiques du Vanuatu: Fêtes et mystères / Music of Vanuatu: Celebrations and Mysteries. Review by Raymond Ammann


  • ICTM Ireland: Fieldwork; The Full English. Review by Ian Russell
  • Uncensored Folk Music of Austria: Recorded and Collected by Chris Strachwitz and Johnny Parth. Review by Thomas Nussbaumer

Film/Video Reviews

  • This is a Music! Reclaiming an Untouchable Drum. Review by Barley Norton
  • Cineastas Indígenas Kĩsêdjê / Kĩsêdjê [Suyá] Filmmakers. Review by Anthony Seeger
  • Ati-atihan Lives. Review by Richie Neil Hao
  • Duduki of Tbilisi. Review by Songül Karahasanoğlu
  • Beyond the Text: Growing into Music in Azerbaijan. Review by Inna Naroditskaya

Website Reviews

  • Ethnomusicology Review. Review by Judith Klassen
  • Dancecult: Journal of Electronic Dance Music Culture. Review by Kelly Natasha Foreman
  • El Oído Pensante. Review by Fiorella Montero Diaz
  • Analytical Approaches to World Music (AAWM). Review by Brenda M. Romero
  • Norient: Network for Local and Global Sounds and Media Culture. Review by Amanda L. Scherbenske