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Music of Afghanistan: Professional musicians in the city of Herat

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Cambridge Studies in Ethnomusicology: Music of Afghanistan: Professional musicians in the city of Herat, by John Baily. Hdbk. 183 pp. Two indispensable glossaries and a thorough index.

Niche-market scholarly stuff, this, but top-quality nonetheless, and the result of extensive and detailed fieldwork undertaken by the author in the early 1980s. The links with the classical Indian tradition are explored, as well as the links between ‘professional’ and ‘amateur’ performers, and the social contexts to which various types of performance belong. As the publisher’s blurb explains: ‘Baily offers an invaluable and detailed portrait of Herati musical life before the Marxist coup d’état; soon after his research was completed, Herat was devastated by warfare’---which apart from its genuine musicological interest makes this book now an item of real historical importance.

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Author(s):
John Baily
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Edition:
1st Edition
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
183
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Title:
Music of Afghanistan: Professional musicians in the city of Herat

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Cambridge Studies in Ethnomusicology: Music of Afghanistan: Professional musicians in the city of Herat, by John Baily. Hdbk. 183 pp. Two indispensable glossaries and a thorough index.

Niche-market scholarly stuff, this, but top-quality nonetheless, and the result of extensive and detailed fieldwork undertaken by the author in the early 1980s. The links with the classical Indian tradition are explored, as well as the links between ‘professional’ and ‘amateur’ performers, and the social contexts to which various types of performance belong. As the publisher’s blurb explains: ‘Baily offers an invaluable and detailed portrait of Herati musical life before the Marxist coup d’état; soon after his research was completed, Herat was devastated by warfare’---which apart from its genuine musicological interest makes this book now an item of real historical importance.

Author(s):
John Baily
Condition:
As new
Edition:
1st Edition
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
183
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Title:
Music of Afghanistan: Professional musicians in the city of Herat

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