Charles Keil and Steven Feld: Music Grooves: Essays And Dialogues; Book

Charles Keil and Steven Feld: Music Grooves: Essays And Dialogues; Book

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by Charles Keil and Steven Feld, Fenestra, 2000 (Original edition University of Chicago Press 1994)

A unique collaboration between two of the most challenging voices studying music today, this volume explores the dual themes of musical participation and musical mediation. A number of the authors’ most important essays, thoroughly revised and updated, are introduced and framed by dialogues that supply additional context, introduce retrospective concerns, and reveal previously unseen connections. This format expresses the authors’ desire for a more reflexive, experimental discourse on music and society and invites readers to join their conversations.  Music Grooves ranges from jazz, blues, polka, soul, rock, world beat, rap, karaoke, and other familiar genres to major scholarly debates in music theory and popular culture studies. The authors cover vital issues in media studies, ethnomusicology, popular culture studies, anthropology, and sociology, while discussing musics from America, Greece, Cuba, Africa, and Papua New Guinea and artists as diverse as James Brown, Aretha Franklin, Li’l Wally Jagiello, Bo Diddley, Walt Solek, Madonna, Paul Simon, Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk, and Billie Holiday.

About the Authors:

Charles Keil is a groovologist and echologist whose taugfht for many years in American Studies at SUNY Buffalo. His other books include Urban Blues, Tiv Song, Polka Happiness, My MusicBright Balkan Morning and Born to Groove. Steven Feld is Distinguished Professor of Anthropology and Music at the University of New Mexico. 

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