Indiana University Press Book: The Music of Central Asia | Aga Khan Music Initiative

Indiana University Press Book: The Music of Central Asia | Aga Khan Music InitiativeThis beautiful and informative book offers a detailed introduction to the musical heritage of Central Asia for readers and listeners worldwide. Music of Central Asia balances “insider” and “outsider” perspectives with contributions by 27 authors from 14 countries. A companion website (www.musicofcentralasia.org) provides access to some 189 audio and video examples, listening guides and study questions, and transliterations and translations of the performed texts.

www.musicofcentralasia.org

This generously illustrated book is supplemented with boxes and sidebars, musician profiles, and an illustrated glossary of musical instruments, making it an indispensable resource for both general readers and specialists. In addition, the enhanced ebook edition, which is so comprehensive it had to be split into two ebooks, contains 180 audio/video examples of Central Asian music and culture. A follow-along feature highlights the song lyrics in the text, as the audio samples play.

Source: iupress.indiana.edu

 

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