International Council for Traditions of Music and Dance

A Non-Governmental Organization in Formal Consultative Relations with UNESCO

Yearbook for Traditional Music. Vol. 24 (1992)

General Editor:  Dieter Christensen

Table of Contents

  • ‘Return of the Native Ethnomusicologist’ by Rulan Chao Pian
  • ‘Ancient Tunes Hidden in Modern Gongche Notation’ by Huang Xiangpeng and Joseph S. C. Lam
  • ‘Cantopop Songs on Emigration from Hong Kong’ by Joanna Ching-Yun Lee
  • ‘The "Mosaic Structure" of Nanguan Songs: An Application of Semiotic Analysis’ by Ying-fen Wang
  • ‘The Symbolization Process of the Shamanic Drums Used by the Manchus and Other Peoples in North Asia’ by Lisha Li
  • ‘The Duality of the Sacred and the Secular in Chinese Buddhist Music: An Introduction’ by Li Wei
  • ‘The Korean Courtyard Ensemble for Ritual Music (Aak)’ by Robert C. Provine
  • ‘Current Research of Taoist Ritual Music in Mainland China and Hong Kong’ by Tsao Penyeh and Shi Xinming
  • ‘Is the "Tahitian" Drum Dance Really Tahitian? Re-Evaluating the Evidence for the Origins of Contemporary Polynesian Drum Dance’ by Helen Reeves Lawrence
  • ‘Yuta Manikay: Juxtaposition of Ancestral and Contemporary Elements in the Performance of Yolngu Clan Songs’ by Steven Knopoff

Book Reviews

  • On Concepts and Classifications of Musical Instruments by Margaret J. Kartomi. Review by François Borel
  • Ethnomusicology and Modern Music History by Stephen Blum; Philip V. Bohlman; Daniel M. Neuman. Review by Veit Erlmann
  • Forms and Styles of Traditional Banoni Music by Regis N. Stella. Review by Yamada Yoichi
  • Sundanese Music in the Cianjuran Style: Anthropological and Musicological Aspects of Tembang Sunda by Wim Van Zanten. Review by Sean Williams
  • Healing Sounds from the Malaysian Rainforest: Temiar Music and Medicine by Marina Roseman. Review by Elizabeth Tolbert
  • Taming the Wind of Desire: Psychology, Medicine, and Aesthetics in Malay Shamanistic Performance by Carol Laderman. Review by Elizabeth Tolbert
  • Cultural Cognition in Music: Continuity and Change in the Gurung Music of Nepal by Pirkko Moisala. Review by Mireille Helffer
  • La Transmission orale de la Mišnah. Une méthode d'analyse appliquée à la tradition d'Alep by Frank Alvarez-Pereyre. Review by Lionel Wolberger
  • Tradizione orale e canto corale: ricerca musicologica in Trentino by Marcello Sorce Keller. Review by Linda Barwick
  • Poésies chantées de tradition orale en Flandre et en Bretagne by D. Crochu; Y. Defrance; A.-M. Despringre; J. Fribourg; D. Laurent; H. Rivière; H. Ryckeboer. Review by Marcello Sorce Keller
  • African Music: A Bibliographical Guide to the Traditional, Popular, Art, and Liturgical Musics of Sub-Saharan Africa by John Gray. Review by Kofi Agawu
  • Musica de los Aborigenes de Venezuela by Isabel Aretz. Review by Anthony Seeger
  • Ethnomusicology in Canada by Robert Witmer. Review by James Kippen

Briefly Mentioned

  • Listening for the Text: On the Uses of the Past by Brian Stock. Review by S. B.
  • Metaphor: A Musical Dimension by Jamie C. Kassler. Review by S. B.
  • Power and Performance. Ethnographic Explorations through Proverbial Wisdom and Theatre in Shaba, Zaire by Johannes Fabian. Review by S. B.
  • The Art of Persian Music by Jean During; Zia Mirabdolbaghi; Dariush Safvat. Review by S. B.
  • Singing about It: Folk Song in Southern Indiana by George List. Review by S. B.
  • "Honey in the Rock": The Ruby Pickens Tartt Collection of Religious Folk Songs from Sumter County, Alabama by Olivia Solomon; Jack Solomon. Review by S. B.
  • For Democracy, Workers, and God. Labor Song-Poems and Labor Protest, 1865-95 by Clark D. Halker. Review by S. B.
  • L'Ethnomusicologie en Europe: répertoire des institutions et ressources by Société Française d'Ethnomusicologie. Review by S. B.
  • Guide to Programs in Ethnomusicology in the United States and Canada 1992 by Anthony Seeger. Review by S. B.

Record Reviews

  • Puerto Rican Music in Hawai'i. Kachi-kachi by Ted Solis. Review by Adelaida Reyes Schramm
  • Capoeira, Samba, Candomblé Bahia/Brasil by Tiago de Oliveira Pinto; Max Peter Baumann. Review by John Murphy
  • Musique et chants Inuit: Eskimo Point et Rankin Inlet by Ramón Pelinski; Christian Leden. Review by Michael Hauser
  • South India: Ritual Music and Theatre of Kerala by Pribislav Pitoeff. Review by Josef Kuckertz
  • Inde Centrale: Traditions Musicales des Gond by Jan Van Alphen. Review by Laxmi G. Tewari
  • Turkmenistan: La musique des bakhshy by Slawomira Zeranska-Kominek. Review by Walter Feldman
  • Kanak Songs, Feasts and Lullabies by Jean-Michel Beaudet; Lionel Weiri. Review by Richard Moyle
  • Noh in English. Review by Robin Thompson
  • Japon: L'épopée des Heike by Junko Ueda. Review by Silvain Guinard
  • Rejindiri, Maitre de l'Inanga: Musique de l'Ancienne Cour du Rwanda. (Rujindiri, Master of the Inanga Zither: Music of the Ancient Court of Rwanda). Review by Peter Cooke

Film Review

  • Le Chant des harmoniques (The Song of Harmonics) by Trân Quang Hai; Hugo Zemp. Review by Carole Pegg