International Council for Traditional Music

A Non-Governmental Organization in Formal Consultative Relations with UNESCO

Yearbook for Traditional Music. Vol. 48 (2016)

General Editor:  Kati Szego

Table of Contents

  • Guest Editors' Preface by Razia Sultanova and Timothy Rice
  • General Editor’s Preface by Kati Szego


  • ‘Safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Republic of Macedonia’ by Velika Stojkova Serafimovska, Dave Wilson and Ivona Opetčeska Tatarčevska
  • ‘Gauging Music Vitality and Viability: Three Cases from Cambodia ’ by Catherine Grant and Chhuon Sarin
  • ‘Xeremiers de sa Calatrava, from Heydey to Unemployment: Lives Dedicated to the Mallorcan Bagpipes’ by Cassandre Balosso-Bardin
  • ‘Multiple Authenticities in Motion: Styles and Stances in Sikh Sabad Kīrtan’ by Inderjit N. Kaur
  • ‘Stories of Differentiation and Association: Narrative Identity and the Jola Ekonting ’ by Scott V. Linford
  • ‘“The Land of Our Origin”: Music and History in the Norway–Azerbaijan Connection’ by Thomas Solomon
  • ‘Computer Sound Analysis of Traditional Music of Transcaucasia and Central Asia’ by Violetta Yunusova and Alexander Kharuto
  • ‘A Computer-based Study of Scales on the Kazakh Dombra and Kyl-kobyz’ by Saule Utegalieva
  • ‘Spiraling to Redefine (Dis)Ability: A Case Study in Summer Music Programming for Children’ by Louise Wrazen
  • ‘Negotiating the Personal and Professional: Ethnomusicologists and Uncomfortable Truths’ by Rebecca S. Miller, Svanibor Pettan, Anne K. Rasmussen, and Margaret Sarkissian

Book Reviews

  • Dueck, Byron. Musical Intimacies and Indigenous Imaginaries: Aboriginal Music and Dance in Public Performance. Review by John-Carlos Perea
  • Bolick, Harry, and Stephen T. Austin. Mississippi Fiddle Tunes and Songs from the 1930s. Review by Deborah Justice
  • Frasca, Simona. Italian Birds of Passage: The Diaspora of Neapolitan Musicians in New York. Review by Joseph Sciorra
  • Dan, Henry “Seaman” and Karl Neuenfeldt. Steady Steady: The Life and Music of Seaman Dan. Review by Gabriel Solis
  • Stepputat, Kendra. Performing Arts in Postmodern Bali: Changing Interpretations, Founding Traditions. Review by Lawrence Ross
  • McMains, Juliet. Spinning Mambo into Salsa: Caribbean Dance in Global Commerce. Review by Sarah Town
  • Helbig, Adriana. Hip Hop Ukraine: Music, Race, and African Migration. Review by Maurice Mengel

Book Notes

Download the “Book Notes” section of the Yearbook for Traditional Music, Vol. 48 (2016) in PDF format.

Audio Reviews


  • Ghana Muntie: Recordings from the GBC Gramophone Library and Radio Ghana 1947 to 1962. Review by Steven Feld

North America

  • Bellows and Bows: Historic Recordings of Traditional Fiddle and Accordion Music from across Canada. Review by Peter Toner
  • Douglastown: Musique et chanson de la Gaspésie / Music and song from the Gaspé Coast. Review by Colin Quigley
  • Songs My Mother Taught Me. Review by Willie R. Collins

South America

  • ¡Canta con Venezuela! / Sing with Venezuela! Review by Katrin Lengwinat

East Asia

  • Musajan Rozi: The Korla Diaries. Review by Rachel Harris
  • Tsar Teh-yun (1905–2007), maître du qin / Master Tsar, The Art of the Qin. Review by Tsan-Huang Tsai
  • Japon: Gagaku: Ensemble Ono / Japan: Gagaku: Ono Ensemble. Review by Steven G. Nelson

West Asia

  • From Her Father's House: Iraqi Jewish and Arabic Song. Review by Anne Van Oostrum
  • Vemen vestu zingen, vemen? Leibu Levin Performs in Yiddish: Select Archival Recordings from Bukovina, USSR and Israel. Review by Hankus Netsky
  • Or Haganuz: Gems of Ashkenazi Hazzanut and Yiddish Songs Revived. Review by Hankus Netsky


  • Marit Steinsrud and Stein Villa: Kammersmusikk. Review by Ragnheidur Olafsdottir
  • Ireland: Crossroads of Art and Design, 1690–1840: The Music. Review by Daithí Kearney


  • Chelitakl: Ongeatel Tekoi er a Belau er a Angaramong / Frühe Tonbandaufnahmen aus Palau / Early Reel-to-Reel Recordings from Palau; Sound Memories of Past Palau: Music in Belau 1965–1966; 15 Favorite Japanese-Influenced Palauan Songs / Derrebechesiil. Review by Brian Diettrich
  • Jardiwanpa Yawulya: Warlpiri Women's Songs from Yuendumu. Review by Elizabeth Mackinlay

Film/Video Reviews

  • 1 Mart'tan öncesi, 1 Mart'tan sonrası [Before March 1st, After March 1st]: The Life and Music of Mansur Bildik. Review by Irene Markoff
  • Zurkhaneh—The House of Strength: Music and Martial Arts of Iran. Review by Liselotte Sels
  • Itako: Nakamura Take by Kojima Tomiko, Komoda Haruko, Sawai Kuniyuki, Sumi Miyako, and Nakayama Ichiro. Review by Alison Tokita

Website Reviews

  • Archiv für die Musik Afrikas / African Music Archives (AMA). Review by Ana Cristina Almeida
  • Turkish Music Portal. Review by Hande Sağlam
  • Apsara Media for Intercultural Education. Review by Sean Norton
  • MIMO. Musical Instruments Museum Online. Review by Gisa Jähnichen
  • Music Vitality & Endangerment. Review by Heather Sparling
  • Sound Futures: Sustaining Music, Engaging Communities. Jonathan P. J. Stock