International Council for Traditional Music

A Non-Governmental Organization in Formal Consultative Relations with UNESCO

Yearbook for Traditional Music. Vol. 34 (2002)

Articles for the 2002 Yearbook for Traditional Music focus on themes from ICTM's 36th World Conference, held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in July 2001 and hosted by the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro. The guest editor for this issue is Samuel Araújo. Reviews of books and compact discs complete the issue.

General Editor:  Stephen Aubrey Wild

Table of Contents

Keynote address

  • ‘Oral Tradition and Brazilian Popular Music’ by Elton Medeiros.


  • ‘Culture, Conservation and Community Reconstruction: Explorations in Advocacy Ethnomusicology and Participatory Action Research in Northern Kwazulu Natal’ by Angela Impey.
  • ‘Bulgaria or Chalgaria: The Attenuation of Bulgarian Nationalism in a Mass-Mediated Popular Music’ by Timothy Rice.
  • ‘Making Culture Coherent: Nomadism, “Open Agenda” and Music in Wichi Society’ by Miguel A. García.
  • ‘Popular Music in Indonesia Since 1988, in Particular Fusion, Indie and Islamic Music on Video Compact Discs and the Internet’ by Bart Barendregt and Wim van Zanten.
  • ‘Musical Rituals of Afro-Brazilian Religious Groups Within the Ceremonies of Congado’ by Glaura Lucas.
  • ‘Therapeutic Efficacy of Music-Making: Neglected Aspect of Human Experience Integral to Performance Process’ by Diane Thram.
  • ‘Chinese Street Opera Performance and the Shaping of Cultural Aesthetics in Contemporary Singapore’ by Lee Tong Soon.
  • ‘New Perspectives on Interactive Field Experiments’ by Nathalie Fernando-Marandola.

Closing vignette

  • ‘A Tropical Meditation on Comparison in Ethnomusicology: A Metaphoric Knife, a Real Banana and an Edible Demonstration’ by Anthony Seeger.

Book Reviews

  • Koskoff, Ellen. Music in Lubavitcher Life. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2001. Review by Philip V. Bohlman.
  • Clayton, Martin. Time in Indian Music: Rhythm, Metre, and Form in North Indian Rag Performance. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000. Review by Stephen Slawek.
  • Berrian, Brenda. Awakening Spaces: French Caribbean Popular Songs, Music, and Culture. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2000. Review by Shannon Dudley.
  • Broyles-González, Yolanda. Lydia Mendoza's life in music : norteño tejano legacies = La historia de Lydia Mendoza. New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001. Review by Steven Loza.
  • Kisliuk, Michelle. Seize the Dance! BaAka Musical Life and the Ethnography of Performance. New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1998. Review by Frank Gunderson.
  • Manuel, Peter. East Indian Music in the West Indies: Tan-Singing, Chutney, and the Making of Indo-Caribbean Culture. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2000. Review by Timothy Rommen.
  • Simonett, Helena. Banda: Mexican Musical Life Across Borders. Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press, 2001. Review by Ted Solís.
  • Slobin, Mark. Fiddle on the Move: Exploring the Klezmer World. New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000. Review by Edwin Seroussi.
  • Ives, Edward D. Drive Dull Care Away: Folksongs from Prince Edward Island. Charlottetown, PEI: Institute of Island Studies, 1999. Review by C. K. Szego.
  • Mazor, Yaakov. The Klezmer Tradition in the Land of Israel: Transcriptions and Commentaries. Yuval Music Series 6, ed. Edwin Seroussi. Jerusalem: The Hebrew University, The Jewish Music Research Centre, 2000. Review by Joel Rubin.
  • Thrasher, Alan R. Chinese Musical Instruments. New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000. Review by Yu Siu Wah.
  • Van Zile, Judy. Perspectives on Korean Dance. Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press, 2001. Review by Nathan Hesselink.
  • Berger, Harris M. Metal, Rock, and Jazz: Perception and the Phenomenology of Musical Experience. Hanover and London: University Press of New England, 1999. Review by Stephen Hill.
  • Clarification of Points in Gongs and Bamboo: A Panorama of Philippine Music Instruments. Review by José Maceda.

Audio Reviews

  • Southern India. Dance Dramas—Kathakali, Teru Koothu, Yakshagana. 2000. Musiques des Cultures du Monde. Inedit W-260096/AD 090. Recorded by Maison des Cultures du Monde. Review by Richard Wolf
  • Lyon Orientale: De l’Arménie au Vietnam...Muisiques du monde en Rhône-Alpes. 2001. Centre des Musqiues Traditionelles Rhône-Alpes, Atlas sonore Rhône-Alpes, no. 16. CMTRA/nordsud music CDNS 1103. Recorded by Pascal Cacouault, Jacques Castelli, and Valérie Pasturel. Review by Sean Norton.
  • World Music CD-ROM for Undergraduate Teaching (China). 2001. Hong Kong University and the Chinese University of Hong Kong. No label/catalog number. Principal investigator Yu Siu Wah. Review by Lee Tong Soon.
  • Before the Revolution: a 1909 Recording Expedition in the Caucasus and Central Asia by The Gramophone Company. 2002. From the International Music Collection of the British Library National Sound Archive. Topic Records TSCD921. Compiled and annotated by Will Prentice. Review by Theodore Levin.
  • Raíces Latinas: Smithsonian Folkways Latino Roots Collection. 2002. Smithsonian Folkways Latino Roots Collection. Smithsonian Folkways SFW CD 40470. Compiled and annotated by Daniel Sheehy. Viva el Mariachi! Nati Cano’s Mariachi Los Camperos. 2002. Smithsonian Folkways Recordings SFW CD 40459. Compiled, produced and annotated by Daniel Sheehy. Review by Katherine Hagedorn.
  • Wayang Golek: The Sound and Celebration of Sundanese Puppet Theater. 2001. Multicultural Media MCM3019/24. Recorded, edited, and annotated by Andrew N. Weintraub. Review by Sean Williams.