International Council for Traditional Music

A Non-Governmental Organization in Formal Consultative Relations with UNESCO

Yearbook for Traditional Music. Vol. 51 (2019)

This is the first issue of the Yearbook for Traditional Music which was published by Cambridge University Press.

General Editor:  Tong Soon Lee

Table of Contents

  • General Editor's Preface by Lee Tong Soon


  • ‘Exploring Creativity in Traditional Music’ by Bell Yung
  • ‘Sustainability and Indigenous Aesthetics: Musical Resilience in Sámi and Indigenous Canadian Theatre’ by Klisala Harrison
  • ‘When K-Pop and Kugak Meet: Popularising P’ansori in Modern Korea’ by Anna Yates-Lu
  • Ratoeh Jaroe: Islam, Youth, and Popular Dance in Jakarta, Indonesia’ by Maho A. Ishiguro
  • ‘Ancient Sounds in the New World: Syro-Maronite Chant in Lebanese Maronite Communities in the United States’ by Guilnard Moufarrej
  • ‘On Diasporic Generation and Syrian-Argentine Musicking in Buenos Aires, Argentina’ by Andrea Shaheen Espinosa
  • ‘“Nothing Happened Without Music”: Teaching and Learning the Anatolian Bağlama in Berlin’ by Michael O’Toole
  • ‘Contraculture: Bird Names and the Degendering of Contra Dance’ by Andrew Snyder
  • ‘Subjunctive Masculinities: Making Men Through Music and Ritual in Northern Ghana’ by Karl J. Haas
  • ‘Policing Space and Defying the Mainstream: Gender and the Creation of a Traditional Music Public Sphere in Twentieth-Century Ireland’ by Tes Slominski

Book Reviews

  • Harris, Rachel, and Rowan Pease, eds. Pieces of the Musical World: Sounds and Cultures. Review by Daniel Avorgbedor
  • Freedman, Jean R. Peggy Seeger: A Life of Music, Love, and Politics. Review by Christa Anne Bentley
  • Davis, Ruth F., ed. The Oriental Music Broadcasts, 1936–1937: A Musical Ethnography of Mandatory Palestine. Review by
    Beau Bothwell
    Castelo-Branco, Salwa El-Shawan, and Susana Moreno Fernández. Music in Portugal and Spain. Review by Katherine Brucher
  • Baym, Nancy K. Playing to the Crowd: Musicians, Audiences and the Intimate Work of Connection. Review by Raquel Campos
  • Wise, Timothy E. Yodeling and Meaning in American Music. Review by Helen Hahmann
  • Kafumbe, Damascus. Tuning the Kingdom: Kawuugulu Musical Performance, Politics, and Storytelling in Buganda. Review by Pete Hoesing
  • O’Connell, John Morgan. Commemorating Gallipoli Through Music: Remembering and Forgetting. Review by Keith Howard
  • Hahmann, Helen. Wir singen nicht, wir sind die Jodler: Ethnologische Perspektiven auf das Jodeln im Harz. Review by Ricarda Kopal
  • Lundberg, Dan. Singing Through the Bars: Prison Songs as Identity Markers and as Cultural Heritage. Review by Anna Papaeti
  • Chávez, Alex E. Sounds of Crossing: Music, Migration, and the Aural Poetics of Huapango Arribeño. Review by Brenda M. Romero
  • Maliangkay, Roald. Broken Voices: Postcolonial Entanglements and the Preservation of Korea’s Central Folksong Traditions. Review by Ivanna Yi

Audio Reviews

  • Ethiopian Urban and Tribal Music. Review by Andrew Alter
  • Salamander: Como La Rosa. Review by Katerina García
  • Soothing Songs for Babies / Berceuses du Monde. Review by Kirsty Gillespie
  • The Liturgy of Beta Israel: Music of the Ethiopian Jewish Prayer. Review by Steven Kaplan
  • Transmisión en la eritá meta. Review by Ruthie Meadows
  • Music of Morocco. Review by Miriam Rovsing Olsen
  • Aromanian Songs from Drenova / Këngë Arumune të Drenovës. Review by Eckehard Pistrick
  • Yurntumu-wardingki Juju-ngaliya-kurlangu Yawulyu: Warlpiri Women’s Songs from Yuendumu. Review by Sally Treloyn

Film/Video Reviews

  • Crossing over the Arirang Pass. Review by Soo-Hye Han
  • Polyphonic Lullabies of Kakheti. Review by Caroline Bithell
  • Music in the Life of a Balbalasang Village, Northern PhilippinesSounds of Bliss, Echoes of Victory: A Kalinga Wedding in the Northern Philippines; Kulintang Gong Music from Mindanao in the Southern PhilippinesMaranao Culture at Home and in Diaspora. Review by Fredeliza Campos
  • Griot; The Voice of the Kora. Review by Leonardo D’amico
  • Ballad on the Shore. Review by Chen Chih-Ting Timmy
  • The Owners of the Land: Culture and the Spectre of Mining in the Andes. Review by María Mercedes Vázquez Vázquez and Adriana Martínez Falcón

Multimedia Reviews

  • “Start the Forgetting Machine! A Review of Online Sound Archives of European Traditional Music”. Review by Tom Western
  • Folkstreams. Review by Michael B. Macdonald
  • “Unreserved”. Review by Liz Przybylski

Book Notes

Download the “Book Notes” section of the Yearbook for Traditional Music, Vol. 51 (2019) in PDF format.