||Geography and World Cultures/Culture
||Popular Culture/Music and Performing Arts
With entries on topics ranging from non-Western instruments to distinctive rhythms of music of various countries, this one-stop resource on global music also promotes cultural appreciation of other countries and cultural groups.
A perfect resource for students and music enthusiasts alike, this expansive four-volume set provides readers with multidisciplinary perspectives on the music of countries and ethnic groups from around the globe. Students will find Music around the World: A Global Encyclopedia extremely accessible and useful in their research, not only for music history and music appreciation classes but also for geography, social studies, language studies, and anthropology. Additionally, general readers will find the books appealing and an invaluable general reference on world music.
Each volume examines a different world region to promote geographic understanding and appreciation of global music, with volumes covering the Americas, Europe, Africa and the Middle East, and Asia and the Pacific. The volumes begin with a preface that explains to readers the scope of the set as well as how to use the encyclopedia, followed by a brief history of traditional music and important current influences of music in each particular world region, including a brief history of traditional music and important current influences. The entries examine the music traditions and styles of specific countries, ethnic groups, and intranational and international regions, as well as the cultural influences, musical traditions, rhythms, genres, instruments, classifications, and individuals who made influential and significant contributions to local, national, or regional music.
- Presents information that is accessible for general readers but will also be useful to specialists and music scholars
- Examines music from a geographical and cultural viewpoint, allowing students to make cross-cultural comparisons
- Includes numerous sidebars and appendices that provide even more compelling information of interest to readers, such as information on top-selling artists and albums in various countries, biographies of well-known musicians, and other fascinating "fun facts" and statistics
- Supports the National Geography Standards and AP Human Geography topics by examining cultural patterns, experiences, and influences