International Council for Traditional Music

A Non-Governmental Organization in Formal Consultative Relations with UNESCO

Yearbook for Traditional Music. Vol. 33 (2001)

Articles for the 2001 Yearbook for Traditional Music were originally presented during the biennial symposia if the ICTM Study Group on Ethnochoreology from 1992 to 1998. The guest editor for this issue is Adrienne L. Kaeppler. Reviews of books, compact discs, and videos complete the issue.

General Editor:  Stephen Aubrey Wild

Table of Contents


  • ‘Dance, Authenticity and Cultural Memory: The Politics of Embodiment’ by Theresa Jill Buckland.
  • ‘Once Again: On the Concept of “Second Existence Folk Dance”’ by Andriy Nahachewsky.
  • ‘Present Texts, Past Voices: The Formation of Contemporary Representations of West African Dances’ by Georgiana Gore.
  • ‘The Polka Before and After the Polka’ by Egil Bakka.
  • ‘Dance and the Concept of Style’ by Adrienne L. Kaeppler.
  • ‘Blurring Images, Glowing Likenesses: Old and New Styles in Traditional Dances of Malaysia’ by Mohd Anis Md Nor.
  • ‘Ritual Dance and “Modernisation”: The Tiwi Example’ by Andrée Grau.
  • ‘A Village Dance Ritual in Lower Franconia (Bavaria)’ by Marianne Broecker.
  • ‘Continuities and Changes: Interrelationships of Ritual and Social Dance Contexts in Dubrovnik-Area Villages’ by Elsie Dunin.
  • ‘The Power of Dance and its Social and Political Uses’ by Anca Giurchescu.
  • ‘Bulgarian Folk Dance During the Socialist Era, 1944-1989’ by Anna Ilieva.
  • ‘Folk Dance in Political Rhythms’ by Irene Loutzaki.
  • ‘Politics of National Dance in Turkey: A Historical Reappraisal’ by Arzu Öztürkmen.
  • ‘Reflections on the Hearing to “Designate the Square Dance as the American Folk Dance of the United States” ’ by Colin Quigley.
  • ‘Connections Between Dance and Dance Music: Summary of Hungarian Research’ by László Felföldi.

Book Reviews

  • Wade, Bonnie C. Imaging Sound: An Ethnomusicological Study of Music, Art, and Culture in Mughal India. Review by Katherine Brown.
  • Paksa, Katalin (editor), and Imre Olsvai (chief collaborator). Corpus Musicae Popularis Hungaricae X / A Magyar Népzene Tára X: Népdaltípusok 5—Collection of Hungarian Folk Music X: Types of Folksongs. Review by Naila Ceribašić.
  • Rees, Helen. Echoes of History: Naxi Music in Modern China. Review by Mercedes M. Dujunco.
  • Cristescu, Constanta. Chemari de Toaca: Repertoriul romanesc, Monographie, Tipologie si Antologie muzicala [The Call of the Toaca: Romanian Repertory, Monography, Typology and Musical Anthology]. Review by Christine Ghezzo..
  • Wong, Deborah. Sounding the Center: History and Aesthetics in Thai Buddhist Performance. Review by Paul D. Greene.
  • Erenberg, Lewis A. Swingin’ The Dream: Big Band Jazz and the Rebirth of American Culture. Review by Monica Hairston.
  • Thielemann, Selina. The Darbhanga Tradition: Dhrupada in the School of Pandit Vidur Mallik. Review by Harriotte Hurie.
  • Carpentier, Alejo. Music in Cuba. Review by Benjamin Lapidus.
  • Asai, Susan M. Nômai Dance Drama: A Surviving Spirit of Medieval Japan. Tokita, Alison McQueen. Kiyomoto-bushi: Narrative Music of the Kabuki Theatre. Review by Jennifer Milioto Matsue.
  • Czekanowska, Anna. Pathways of Ethnomusicology: Selected Essays. Review by Bozena Muszkalska.
  • Prahlad, Sw. Anand. Reggae Wisdom: Proverbs in Jamaican Music. Rouse, Marylin. Jamaican Folk Music—A Synthesis of Many Cultures. Lewin, Olive. Rock It Come Over: The Folk Music of Jamaica, with special reference to Kumina and the work of Mrs. Imogene “Queenie” Kennedy. Stolzoff, Norman C. Wake the Town and Tell The People: Dancehall Culture in Jamaica. Review by Daniel Neely.
  • Iyer, Alessandra. Prambanan: Sculpture and Dance in Ancient Java. Review by Ohtani Kimiko.

Audio Reviews

Cross-regional collections

  • Les Danses du Monde. Le Chant du Monde. Harmonia Mundi. CNR-5741106/7. Edited by Hugo Zemp. Review by Andrée Grau, Adriana Helbig.
  • The Sephardic Experience. Celestial Harmonies. 13166-2 to 13169-2. 4-CD set. Performed by The Renaissance Players. Directed by Winsome Evans. Annotated by Winsome Evans. Review by Judith Cohen.


  • Cote d'Ivoire: Musiques des Wé (Guéré). Le Chant du Monde. Harmonia Mundi. CNR-2741105. Recorded and annotated by Hugo Zemp. Review by Oforiwaa Ama Konadu Aduonum.
  • Kakraba Lobi: Song of Legaa. Master Musician from Ghana with Valerie Dee Naranjo and Barry Olsen. Lyrichord. LYR-CD-7450. Recorded by Randy Crafton. Annotated by Valerie Dee Naranjo. Review by Oforiwaa Ama Konadu Aduonum.
  • Madagascar: Music of the Sakalava Menabe. A Tribute to Mama Sana. Inedit. W-260093. Recorded and annotated by Victor Randrianary. Review by Ron Emoff.
  • Niger: Peuls Wodaabe. Traditional Music Series. Inedit. W-260081. Recordedand annotated by Pierre Bois. Review by Roderic Knight.
  • Rakoto Frah: Flute Master of Madagascar. Ace Records Ltd. CDORBD-027. Annotate by Ben Mandelson. Review by Ron Emoff.
  • Shalom Everybody Everywhere!: Introducing the Abayudaya Jews of Uganda. Performed by the Kohavim Tikvah Choir. Kulanu. KUL-9701. Review by Andrew Eisenberg.

North America

  • Every Tone A Testimony: An African American Aural History. Smithsonian Folkways. SFW-CD-47003. Produced, compiled, and annotated by Robert H. Cataliotti. Review by Travis A. Jackson.
  • So Sabi: Cape Verdean Music from New England. Rounder Records. CD-5069. Review by Sherri Canon.

Central America and the Caribbean

  • Calypso Awakening: The Emory Cook Collection (1956-1962). Smithsonian Folkways. SFW-CD-40453. Annotated by Kenneth Bilby and Keith Warner. Lord Invader: Calypso in New York. Smithsonian Folkways. SFW-CD-40454. Annotated by John Crowley. Review by Peter Manuel.
  • Caribbean Voyage. The 1962 Field Recordings. Carriacou Calaloo. Rounder. 11661-1722-2. Recorded by Alan Lomax and Anna Lomax Chairetakis. Annotated by Lorna McDaniel and Donald R. Hill. Review by Dominique Cyrille. Lionel Belasco: Good Night Ladies and Gents, the Creole Music of Lionel Belasco. Rounder. CD-1138. Annotated by Donald Hill. Review by Dominique Cyrille.

South America

  • Bolivia: Music of the Calcha. Le Chant du Monde. Harmonia Mundi. CNR-2741120. Recorded and annotated by Rosalia Martinez. Review by Nancy Schaeffer.
  • Brazil, Candomblé de Angola: Afro-Brazilian Ritual Music. Traditional Music Series. Inedit. W-260091. Recorded and annotated by Xavier Vatin. Review by Lois Wilken.
  • Iyabakua: Afro-Cuban Traditional Music. Ethnic Series. Pan Records. PAN-2078CD. Recorded by Andres Disotuar Beltran. Annotated by Sjahin During. Review by Mario Rey.

Central Asia

  • Naariits biilye (Let’s Dance!): Mongolian khuuryn tatlaga. Performed by the Ensemble Altai-Hangai. Pan Records. PAN 2061CD. Recorded by Boyd Noorda (tracks 1-17) at Dutone Studio, The Hague, and by Frans Swierts at the Royal Tropical Institute (tracks 18-22). Annotated by Maya Maathea van Staden. Review by Peter Marsh.

East Asia

  • The Art of the Koto, Volume One. Celestial Harmonies. 13186-2. Performed and produced by Nanae Yoshimura. Annotated and translated by Steven G. Nelson. Review by Joanna Pecore.

South Asia

  • Mârgam—The complete Bharatanâtyam. VDE-Gallo. CD-1004/1005. Dance music composed by Vidwan Madurai Sri N. Krishnan for Carnatic ensemble. Recorded by Errol Maibach. Annotated by Manjula Lusti-Narasimhan. Review by Richard K. Wolf.
  • Music of Makran: Traditional Fusion from Coastal Balochistan. Topic. TSCD 916. Recorded and annotated by Anderson Bakewell. Review by Hiromi Lorraine Sakata.
  • Pakistan: Night of the Qawwals. Traditional Music Series. Inedit. W-260092. Performed by Mehr Ali and Sher Ali Ensemble and Faiz Ali Faiz and Rehmat Ali Ensemble. Review by Hiromi Lorraine Sakata.

Southeast Asia

  • Bamboo on the Mountains. Kmhmu Highlanders from Southeast Asia and the U.S. Smithsonian Folkways. SFW-CD 40456. Recorded and annotated by Frank Proschan. 32 pages of notes in English. Review by Terry Miller.
  • Chang Saw: Village Music of Northern Thailand. Ethnic Series. Pan Records. PAN-2075CD. Recorded and annotated by Fred Gales. Review by Dusadee Swangviboonpong.
  • Fong Naam: Ancient-Contemporary Music from Thailand. Celestial Harmonies. 14098-2. Annotated by Bruce Gaston. Review by Dusadee Swangviboonpong.
  • Gambuh, Balinese Musical Drama. Performed by the Kedisan Gambuh Ensemble. Inedit. W- 260094. Produced in collaboration with Le Jardin des Poiriers. Recorded by Francois Picard. Annotated by Agnes Korb and Pierre Bois. Review by David Harnish.
  • Masters of the Sarawakian Sape, featuring Tusau Padan. Pan Records. PAN-2068CD. Recorded and annotated by Randy Raine-Reusch. Review by Gini Gorlinski.
  • The Music of Bali. Celestial Harmonies. 13136-2 to 13138-2. 3-CD set. Recorded by David and Kay Parsons. Annotated by Andrew N. Weintraub and Wayne Vitale, with Kate Beddall as consultant on Vol. 1. Review by Michael Bakan.
  • Music of the Gambuh Theater: Bali's Ancient Dance Drama. Vital Records. VR-501. Performed by the Gambuh Ensemble of Batuan's Village Temple. Recorded and annotated by Wayne Vitale. Review by David Harnish.
  • The Music of Laos. Anthology of World Music. Rounder Records. CD-5119. Recorded and annotated by Alain Daniélou. Review by Terry Miller.
  • Music of Maluku: Halmahera, Buru, Kei. Music of Indonesia, Vol 19. Smithsonian Folkways. SFW-CD-40446. Recorded and annotated by Philip Yampolsky. Review by Margaret J Kartomi.
  • The Music of Vietnam. Anthology of World Music. Rounder Records. CD 5140/5141. Recorded and annotated by Tran Van Khe, Nguyen Huu Ba, et al. Review by Terry Miller.
  • Sawaku: Music of Sarawak. Pan Records. PAN-2067CD. Recorded and annotated by Randy Raine-Reusch, with an introduction by Marc Rochester. Review by Gini Gorlinski.
  • Tembang Sunda: Classical Music from West Java. Celestial Harmonies. 13134-2 CD. Produced by David Parsons. Annotated by Andrew Weintraub. Review by Sean Williams.
  • Viet Nam: Buddhist Music from Hue. Khai Kinh. Inedit. W-260082. Recorded by Pierre Bois. Annotated by Tran Van Khe, with an introduction by Ton That Tiet. Review by Phong T. Nguyen.
  • Viet-nam: Music and Songs of the Northern Minorities. Buda Records. 92669-2. Recorded and annotated by Patrick Kersale. Review by Phong T. Nguyen.
  • Yogyakarta: Gamelan of the Kraton. Celestial Harmonies. 13161-2. Recorded by David Parsons. Annotated by Roger Vetter. Review by Paul A. Wolbers.


  • Kafedra: Heaven and Earth. New Samarkand Records. SAMCD-9003. Recorded by Kamil Faizrachmanov. Annotated by Mary Koestal. Review by Robert Metil.
  • Kevin Burke, Sweeney’s Dream: Fiddle Tunes from County Sligo, Ireland. Smithsonian Folkways. SFW-40485. Originally released by Meadowland Records, 1973. Recorded by Isaac Breslauer. Annotated by Don Meade and Kevin Burke. Review by Daniel N. Thompson.
  • Northumberland Rant: Traditional Music from the Edge of England. Smithsonian Folkways. SFW-40473. Annotated by Burt Feintuch. Review by Daniel N. Thompson.
  • Slovakia: Music from Polana. Inedit. W-260097. Recorded by Pierre Bois. Annotated by Igor Danihel. Review by Robert Metil.
  • Vocal Music in Crete. The World’s Musical Traditions Series, Vol.11. Smithsonian Folkways. SFW-40437. Recorded by Walter Quintus. Annotated by Tullia Magrini and Roberto Leydi. Review by Yvonne Hunt.

Video Reviews

  • La Fête de Tamar et Lashari. Auter-Réalisateur: Hugo Zemp (CNRS). Conseiller scientifique: Sylvie Bolle-Zemp. Review by Will Prentice.
  • Les Maitres du Balafon: fêtes funéraires. (Masters of the Balafon: funeral festivities.) A film by Hugo Zemp. Review by Gerhard Kubik.